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Posted: Jun 12th, 2019 - 7:28 am In Reply to: Fixed it - Put link in wrong field

Like most people out there, I have known a few people in my lifetime who have been in prison. Many of the prisoners are involved in work programs and most of them seemed to like it because it gives them something to do and they do earn a small wage. Yes, some of that money goes to pay for "housing" them and why shouldn't it? Why should the taxpayers pay for their crimes? We do pay but by providing them jobs, both inside and outside prison lets them contribute and ease the tax burden some. If you drive down highways, you see prisoners out cleaning up trash on the side of the highways, which is certainly not like working on the "chain-gang" like we see in the old movies.

Many prisons grow their own crops, raise livestock and they get used to feed prisoners while again giving them something to do, earn a bit of money and give them something to feel proud about.

You are not going to see the Charles Manson's or terrorists out working the highways or fields. These are the prisoners who are there for less severe crimes and have shown good behavior.

On the whole race issue, most of the article where it talks about that was how it used to be and with most of the prisoners being black, of course you'll see more blacks out there. I'm not racist, it's just a fact of how it is.

Taking away bargaining power for citizens. Hmmm. Many of the farms used illegals in part because we demand low prices on fruits and veggies so they pay lower wages and either illegals or migrants coming up legally who are willing to work for less are the ones working the fields and have been for as long as I can remember. I remember seeing complexes with little houses where they would stay during harvest season and then when they went back to their countries these were empty for the rest of the time. We don't want illegals here, most Americans won't work those tough jobs in the fields so what is wrong with having prisoners doing it? They are taking over the jobs that the illegals did, giving them things to do and be productive and earning a little money to help house them and buy things they want while in prison.

You're not going to see prisoners working as salespeople in shops or working in restaurants where Americans will work so what is the problem with this?


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