Oct 2011 21
Fri October 21, 2011 06:56:18 pm
Forgive my ignorance, but I do not understand why Department of Homeland Security insists on having illegal immigrants "do work Americans will not do." I recall that prisoners used to make our automobile license plates, and maybe they still do. I don't know that answer, but I'm sure American prisoners would be happy to work on farms and/or care for horses, etc.
I do know that in Atlanta, Georgia groups of six to eight prisoners can usually be seen cleaning highways of litter and cutting kudzu--a rapidly growing vine--off trees, while being watched over by one or two policemen holding shotguns. The work gets done, and it is exercise for the prisoners--better'n staying in a prison cell all day!
I strongly believe prisoners could take some of U.S.A.'s outsourced work also. Pay the prisoners for this contribution to society, and it will ultimately teach them a worthwhile skill. All will benefit.
Fri October 21, 2011 11:17:22 pm]
I totally TOTALLY agree!! It costs over $50,000 per prisoner for us to maintain and they do NOT make that cost up in anyway... why can't they WORK for that cost? So they literally pay for their OWN incarceration! damn it!
Tue October 25, 2011 10:32:12 pm]
I also agree with Anon. "So they literally pay for their OWN incarceration!" Sounds about right to me. Why should hard working Americans have to pay for their easy peasy life in prison, while so many outside are barely scraping by.