Tony, yea it's me Louie. Hey man, I'm on route 209 just past that little joint we used to visit where Rosy worked. Yeah, you remember.
- 1. a place where persons are confined.
- 2. a building, usually with cells, where convicted criminals are confined.
- 3. a building where accused persons are awaiting trial.
Ok So here’s the plan, there’s only one pig carrying, so it should be easy. Get here around noon, that’s when they break for lunch. Stage the accident, and when they aint lookin, we're outta here man.
Cell phones for road gangs? now there is a bright idea!
Going by the definition of the word, a prison should be just that, a place where one is held. The various levels of comfort that we as a society choose to make available to the prisoner might have more to do with our ability to sleep well at night than helping to rehabilitate
Isn’t the word re
habilitate a bit of an oxymoron. If one were habilitated
, why would one need to go through the process again?
Oh, stupid me, I almost forgot - it's because they are criminals!
But I digress -
Back to the question, should we continue expanding UNICOR or disband it.Pros
- The labor is cheap
- It gives the inmate something to occupy time - thus lessening the unrest that takes place with idle minds and hands.
- The government gets supplies at a discounted rate (more on that later)
- We may salvage a poor sole that went astray and gain a valuable member in society.
- The government has a tendency to purchase $500.00 toilet seats, so they probably pay the same to UNICOR. So much for those savings.
- The risk of faulty parts getting into the system is greatly enhanced. (Think about that missile control!)
- private industry suffers as more and more jobs go to the government.
After all, the government (US for those that were paying attention) is building and equipping their plants, and supplying them with a cheap, captive labor force. In other countries, the US would denounce any such attempt to exploit.
I'm sure we could add to each side of the argument. Larry’s idea is a good one, have UNICOR pay back a royalty to the government! (US)
I know, more questions, no answers, but the dialog helps me to feel better about it.
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