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Do you think prison inmates should be put on supervised public work crews?


In times of budget woes and deteriorating infrastructure/ urban blight, low-risk inmates seem an untapped resource for labor. Why not have them work off the costs of their incarceration?

 

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    Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) 4 years ago

    I agree that it is a win-win situation. I appreciate your thoughtful response.

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    Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) 4 years ago

    Yes, that's true.I am referring to public areas outside of prison where low-risk inmates could help w/ local maintenence and state highways. Thanks for commenting. :)

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    Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) 4 years ago

    Thanks for the great information! It sounds like a sensible plan.

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    Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) 4 years ago

    It"s not a reward. It is free labor for needed city and state projects to help offset the high costs of incarceration.


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    Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) 4 years ago

    I agree that for-profit organixzations should NOT use prison labor. I am a proponent of using tax-supported prisoners for work crews on roadwork, weed clearance, trash-pick-up, and clean-up of grafitti and urban blight. I appreciate your comments.

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    Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) 4 years ago

    Here in Californa our prisons are overcrowded, and some offenders are given early parole. Thanks for commenting!

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    Justsilvie 4 years ago

    I do agree they should be put to work for the government or state or even as part of a restitution process to their victims, but for a corporation for their profit is a form of slavery.


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