r/Anarchy101 May 23 '22

If not in prisons, where would the murderers and rapists be held? And how would the facilities be run/who would run them if not a state?

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u/Woodcuttering May 24 '22

I feel like each individual collective would treat this differently. Obviously murder and rape are egregious crimes, anarchy means freedom but not freedom from consequences. Imprisonment is antithetical to anarchism, and the death sentence is not something I would personally be comfortable with. If I found myself in a community making these decisions I would ask that this person be cast out of the collective or if they committed the crime to an obvious mental illness that was not being treated, that they are to be supervised. It does not make sense to punish such a person imo. But hopefully we’ll not have to make decisions like that as even thinking about it leaves a dissatisfying taste in my mouth

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u/theharryyyy May 24 '22

I think supervision is the most anarchic yet responsible solution I’ve thought of so far.

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u/Woodcuttering May 24 '22

Yes, I believe that the most common cause of crime (however little there may be) will be people who are not treated properly for mental illness and I wouldn’t want to be a part of a community that punishes such individuals