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    We had chain gangs when I was growing up (dang, I'm old). Don't know about the recidivism rate, but it sure kept the roadsides clean. Why the heck shouldn't we get some meaningful work out of these guys? We're feeding, housing, and clothing them...
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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    Totally agree JJ. The road I take to work everyday has been under construction for over a year. If it were just one small section it would be one thing, but it's all but 3 miles of a 45 mile (one way) trip. The sides of the roads have concrete barricades, enclosing two lanes, and through a lot of it there hasn't been an emergency lane or pulloff for quite a distance. There were some budget problems that postponed the work several times. Why not make prisoners do that work? They could have done it for a fraction of the price, and possibly sped it up some too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    We had chain gangs when I was growing up (dang, I'm old). Don't know about the recidivism rate, but it sure kept the roadsides clean. Why the heck shouldn't we get some meaningful work out of these guys? We're feeding, housing, and clothing them...
    Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio still uses them.. Here is something new he has going;

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced a new program where inmates have to pedal on exercise bicycles to watch television.

    Inmates will pedal on a bike that generates 12 volts, enough electrical current to power a 19-inch tube television at the Tent City television viewing area. One hour of pedaling equals one hour of television watching.

    Typically, inmates are only allowed to watch the Weather Channel, Food Network, and C-SPAN, but with the new program they will be allowed to watch any local channel.

    Arpaio said he hopes the new idea encourages inmates to exercise.

    For now the program is only available to female inmates because they seemed more receptive to the idea than the male inmates, Arpaio said in a statement.

    Arpaio said only those who have agreed to pedal will have access to the inmate-powered television. Inmates won't be charged a monthly gym fee but will have to sign a contract, Arpaio said.

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    I agree chain gangs and work details are the way to go. Take away the T.V. and all the other frills to. The prisons today are more like Club Med than punishment for crimes.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Ga9mm View Post
    Totally agree JJ. The road I take to work everyday has been under construction for over a year. ... Why not make prisoners do that work? They could have done it for a fraction of the price, and possibly sped it up some too.
    I know this is a bit off-topic from the OP, but I think it's worth a moment to think about consequences and our current methods of imprisonment.

    On top of having the benefit of reducing the cost of the road, you may get other benefits. The prisoners add to their experience and skills, the opportunity to go to work for a road construction company when they get out of prison. I think work-related prison sentences and programs are great idea.

    If we gave more job skills and treated truly reformed crooks a bit better, perhaps we could work our way out of the problems we have with crime. Sure, some will never change, but if you're never given a chance it's hard to get back to a normal life in society.

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    The reason you don't see chain gangs up north is the influence of the unions. They don't want cheap or slave labor competing for the sweetheart road re-re-reconstruction jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AvidshooterTX View Post
    The reason you don't see chain gangs up north is the influence of the unions. They don't want cheap or slave labor competing for the sweetheart road re-re-reconstruction jobs.
    The unions have been killing good ideas for some time now. Time to get rid of some of those…

    Even if they just clean the parks and fix the benches, change the oil in the state trucks, make road signs and license plates and things like that. They go to prison for a re-education in better and more effective criminal activities. They get inducted into the gangs for protection and then end up life members in and out of prison. The inmates on death-row issue can be fixed quickly just start clearing the cells oldest to newest. That was the intent was it not?

    The prisons are over filled and then they wonder why they have riots. The justice system is forced to decide which societal misfits could be the least harmful and release them to ease the overcrowding???

    Ok I guess my rant is over now…

    Peace…
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

  9. i say give every adult a gun an we would be at peace there would be less robbing rapen an abuse an less crime in this country for fear they might just get shot them selves taken guns away from the public or un arming the american people will make it alot easier for the nwo to take over an control the population ...............guns dont kill people do

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