Prison reform is needed

According to the Vera Institute of Justice, incarceration costs an average of more than $31,000 per inmate, per year, nationwide. In some states, it’s as much as **$60,000 **.

The average tuition and fees for an in- state student attending a four-year public college was $9,970. The average tuition and fees for an out-of- state student attending a four-year public college was $25,620. The average tuition and fees for a student attending a four-year private nonprofit university was $34,740.

It cost more to house one inmate than it does to attend college. Something is terribly wrong with that.

Those that committed a bad enough crime that cost them their freedom are costing the taxpayers an arm and a leg. And to beat all when they do get out they are as dumb or dumber than when they went in. Most are never reformed.

I think we need to bring back the Work Houses and chain gangs. Put them on farms doing the work that migrant workers do. Have them out on the roads picking up trash. Work them hard and take away their TV’s, phones, workout rooms, etc.

Those incarcerated that are not US Citizens, send their butts back to the country they came from.

The idea is to make prison unbearable so that they won’t ever want to go back.

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I watched a documentary recently from 2004 called turned out the American justice system is brutal

It costs that much money because they are coddled and aren’t required to work. Plenty of ways to lower costs. Here are a few ideas off the top of my head:

  • Remove heat and air conditioning
  • Make them grow their own food
  • They only get to drink water
  • No Cable TV or Internet
  • Bare minimum medical care - DNR
  • Make them work outside during daylight hours and power down the prison
  • No hot water
  • Make them perform other manual labor services that state governments contract out for
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Can you imagine if we made inmates do something, other than lift weights and be ghetto? Democrats want them to be able to vote - while in prison! If they get their way they will have yet another lay about interest group to pander to. It’s disgusting.

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We use to have something called the Workhouse the inmates worked. Now we have motels with bars. We feed them, make sure they have good medical care, build them nice rec rooms so they can work out. Hell, we even provide them with a means to convert to Islam.

The gang leaders are still conducting business as usual. The guards turn their backs and allow drugs into the prisons. Most when they do get out end up back in prison.