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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I agree that it is a win-win situation. I appreciate your thoughtful response.
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. :)
Thanks for the great information! It sounds like a sensible plan.
It"s not a reward. It is free labor for needed city and state projects to help offset the high costs of incarceration.
But what about the guys who would have done the jobs for pay?
Would have or should have? State budgets fall short of need, and necessary maintenence by paid contractors and crew cannot be funded. Taxpayers pay to fund prison costs, so let prisoners pay us back by providing labor for those services.
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.
Here in Californa our prisons are overcrowded, and some offenders are given early parole. Thanks for commenting!
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.
Walmart has never used inmate labor. Walmart sells unsold products to liquidators, these companies use inmate labor. Saying walmart does is the same as saying if you sell a car and the new owner speeds, breaking the law, you get to pay the ticket
I agree w/ you that prisoners should not provide "fo profit" labor. Thank you for commenting.
Read up on Walmart's membership in Alec and it has nothing to do with their unsold products.