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268 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by falconwing

Is the convict that doesn`t wish to escape truly a prisoner?

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12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/14/07 - 3:11:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah if they are still in prison I'd say so
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/14/07 - 3:22:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Common sense tells a convict not to escape, because it will lead to a more severe sentence. That does not make him any less of a prisoner, however.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/15/07 - 10:43:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it depends on how you use the term. It's like when someone has been raped, they might say
"but I won't be a victim" as in they won't let the event ruin their life.
Taking prisoner literally "A person held in custody, captivity, or a condition of forcible restraint, especially while on trial or serving a prison sentence", then yes.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/17/07 - 5:18:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
ya they are still in prison, so i'd say so
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 1/5/08 - 4:52:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
If I was in prison for life, I'd try to escape all the time, just for something to do.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/11/08 - 6:19:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only literally, cause the prisoner wouldn't be there without originally being a prisoner, and now he/she doesn't even want to leave.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/11/08 - 6:30:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I would say more like they have been broken like animals at the zoo.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/11/08 - 6:42:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
They're still in prison so they're still a prisoner in the literal sense.
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/27/08 - 9:07:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
If he/she is still there, yes they are a prisoner.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/26/08 - 2:04:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
if he likes it he is not.
12 yrs ago - Monday 5/26/08 - 11:36:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think so.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/8/08 - 3:55:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they want to be in prison then technically they are a prisoner but it ain't no punishment.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/8/08 - 4:04:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
This reminds me of a blasted philosophy problem...

A man is locked inside of a room that he desires to stay in. He wants to stay in there, and is able to do so. However, he could not leave even if he wanted to... So is he free?

Yes according to Hobbes...
No according to Locke.

It all depends on your definition of freedom.

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