REASON IN PRISON

It’s hard to find. Recently we’re trying to adjudicate a turns-based system for certain privileges, and it’s difficult. Many guys just cannot see something as being in their own self-interest. They think that selfishness is good for them, but it’s not. It makes the system bad for everyone. But the typical prisoner attitude is always: “I’m gonna get mine, forget everyone else.” And everyone, including them, ends up the worse for it. Thinking rationally and critically is a skill that will help this attitude, and show guys that cooperation gets far more done, and makes life better for everyone, than a childish desire for instant gratification.

Dan Turner
DOC# 767569

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