The Prison Solution

After checking out a few government web sites and the Pew Charitable Trusts web site, I discovered we house over 2 million people in our prison system at a cost of $30 – 40,000 each per year. By the year 2011, they expect a rise in prison population of 192,000 new inmates at a cost of $27.5 billion dollars in construction and operating expenses.

If I had my way, there would be no more resort style prisons, no more college, libraries or gyms and no more TV’s. But, that will never happen. They would just call me the Queen of Mean (to steal the title away from that hotel dame, Leona Hemsley).

Now, to the solution. Outsourcing has gotten a bad name in this country because it sends our jobs overseas. Why don’t we outsource our prisoners? Say to Siberia. It would be so, so much cheaper, we would not have to build more prisons and have to deal with prison riots. Lets just outsource the violent criminals to start and use our prisons for non-violent criminals.

Currently, the courts are allowing people to leave prison before their sentence if fulfilled because of overcrowding. Outsourcing would also solve that problem. I’m sure Siberia would be happy for the chance to earn American dollars, and I bet they would be good at the job.

With the money we save, we could pay off the national debt. We could lower taxes. We could do a lot more than house a bunch of criminals.

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10 Responses to The Prison Solution

  1. It’s worse than you think — State Prison Inmates Outliving People on Outside

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,245385,00.html

    Simply make me the prison Czar and look away for 5 years. Justice will be served and my prisons will be that last places on Earth these AntiChrists will want to return to.

  2. the Grit says:

    Hi Mad,

    We had a Sheriff down here that briefly stood up to the Feds on the prison issue. We were under some stupid court order to reduce prison over crowding, so the Sheriff took the excess criminal population and handcuffed them to the fence. Being a kind soul, he even constructed a makeshift roof over them. As you might expect, this did not go over well with the liberal judges in charge of our country. However, it did make a good point. The sad part of this is that our county prison used to be a work farm. Everything the prisoners ate was grown on the property by the inmates. They even produced their own clothing. In the process they gained skills and a desire not to reenter the prison system. Now it is a country club for street gang members.

    g has my vote.

    the Grit

  3. Madmouser says:

    Sounds like ‘Greetingsmyson’ and ‘theGrits’ sheriff are on the same wave length.

  4. madmouser says:

    ‘theGrit’
    how clever your sheriff, (applause, applause). He’s my new hero.

  5. ladyconklin says:

    I think I have a solution as well. There’s a lot of room out in the desert. Outline a section for about a five (5) mile radius, link two inmates together with explosive collars (none of the inmates would know who has the match to theirs) and pretty much dare them to leave. Once you have gone past the boundry, “BANG”, BOTH INMATES HEADS EXPLODE. Gore in the first degree, but hey I don’t think I would want to challenge that at any price. I also agree with the farming idea. Let them see what it’s like to work for a change, as I have the impression most of the people have never held a decent job a day in their lives.

  6. Problem with LadyConklin’s idea is that some poor soul will end up dying because he’s tethered to a psychopath who doesn’t care.

    Not to sound too liberal, but I disagree with removing libraries from prisons. An education may help to reduce the recidivism rate. Hey, someone even might trip over a Bible or two during their nocturnal readings. 😉

    I do like the idea of prisons as work areas. Really, should we just warehouse people? To th extent that having prisoners work reduces incarceration costs, great. To the extent that it helps them to want to avoid prison in the future, awesome. If it happens to give the really troubled people some semblance of self-worth (self-worth being predicated on accomplishment), which may help them to become a productive member of society when they are released, fantastic.

  7. marty says:

    So being tethered together may seem a bit brutul, but then so was the crime this person commited and the jerk he’s linked with could be just as grazed as he is. Oh well you could always go back to the ol’town square hangings and just nevermind all the side-stepping. Refardless, there has to be a better way.

  8. See, thing is, if you’re going to sentence someone to death, you should do it in the courtroom.

    I must say, it was nice to see how quickly Saddam got hanged; no ten years of appeals, children’s books, or claims that he’s now a nice person and likes cupcakes.

  9. madmouser says:

    I still like shipping them off to Siberia. I hear those frozen russians are real nice people, once you get to know them. :0

  10. lewisintex. says:

    I like the Siberia idea as well. Let someone else deal with the bull. Way to go m.

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