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Old 12-07-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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Inmates, in some counties, are trained to fight fires due to inadequate funds.
Good idea? Transforming negative to positive? Or bad idea? What's your opinion?


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Old 12-07-2011, 02:38 PM   #2
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Good idea. Putting non violent inmates to work will only help. Some might get some job experience and education that would keep them from being repeat offenders. Farm labor would be another field. I know some inmates are working with horses and some are building furniture. Some repair and refurbish state equipment. Then of course there are license plates where they really dont learn anything.

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I think it's a good idea as JTJ said

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Yes, good idea. Teach them a skill, show them that they could get an adrenaline rush from doing GOOD things. Let them experience the good feeling of helping others. It could only do them good. Just like the prisoners who learn to train dogs.

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I say its a good idea, its a good way for them to give back to the community

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I think we should send them to the military

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I think we should send them to the military
There siting in. The air conditioning will are troops are over there in 115 d weather we should teAch them to fit and make them spend a couple years there
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But making them fit fire isn't all bad of an idea

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I think we should send them to the military
Egads, man- don't do the military favors like that!!!

Few miles up the road from me is the State Industrial Farm. The inmates there grow food used in all the state prisons, as well as state hospitals, etc. They also make furniture for state facilities, rebind books for libraries, repair state vehicles, make bricks, etc ad nauseum. The clothing shop used to make police uniforms for the State.

Inmates would RATHER work than sit in a cell and stare at the walls. Ones in the Super-Max high security prison get out of the cell 1 hour a day.

Unfortunately, for many, it is not lack of education or job skills that put them in the slammer. It was lack of judgement or lack of morals. Easier to kick the door of someone's house and steal their TV than to work on a paving crew raking asphalt, or sell crack on the corner instead of swinging a hammer.

BTW, there have been inmate Forest Fire crews around for ages.
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I'm all for having misdemeanor inmates working in public & paying there own way.

If they have been convicted of felonies might as well let them rot in there cells. Once you get a felony your life is pretty much over with. You can either work @ fast food or just become a career criminal.
One of the biggest problems with are legal system is something you did when your 18 can haunt you till your 99.

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