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(Fox News)   One year in a NYC prison costs almost as much as a whole Ivy League education. So let's just send them all to Harvard instead because BEST REALITY SHOW EVAR   (foxnews.com) divider line 61
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2013-09-30 12:44:39 PM

jso2897: Say - did the gang at Faux News propose any sort of "final solution" to this problem?


No "final solutions" are a socialist thing.
 
2013-09-30 01:10:56 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: If the criminals were intelligent, they'd already be in an Ivy League school and they'd be getting

their business degree.

So true, four years is a small price to pay for getting sent to white-collar jail when you commit crimes.
 
2013-09-30 01:11:25 PM
"Executions for college funds" reality show.

Wanna be Ivy League farks execute worthless prisoners in exchange for an Ivy Leauge education!

Previously on Executions:
Barbara the bare handed killer executed Stan the rapist.
Kevin "stabin" Mensa executed Rudy the pothead.

Because incarceration is now way to waste taxes!
 
2013-09-30 01:14:07 PM

purdeyisa10: TeaParty, shut down public education, build more prisons.


I thought the public schools were prisons...
 
2013-09-30 01:32:24 PM

kgf: Costs less to send them to Penn State than to the state pen.


Yes, but only one of them protects their cornholes.
 
2013-09-30 01:38:52 PM

FlashHarry: Cheron: Barbaric.  If someone offends against society they should repay society by being humanly killed and broken up for parts.  A bullet waist useful tissue

a fair point. perhaps stunned and then poisoned. i do agree that their organs should be harvested for the use of the living. especially the young ones caught shoplifting or skipping school.


You can't reuse the parts if you poison them.
 
2013-09-30 01:49:11 PM
I love how the article starts out by trying to blame the high rate of spending on the Rikers Island facility, but then halfway through the article you get this gem: "The DOC says 86 percent of its operating costs go for staff wages."

Then two paragraphs later: "Nick Freudenberg, a public health professor at Hunter College, said the latest city figures show that declining incarceration rates haven't translated into cost savings."
Well, if you aren't reducing your staff (you know, the 86% of your costs) at a rate proportional to the reduction in inmates, then you aren't going to see much of an impact on your operating costs.

FTA: "The city's Independent Budget Office annual figure of $167,731 - which equates to about $460 per day for the 12,287 average daily New York City inmates last year - was based on about $2 billion in total operating expenses..."
"But there are particularly expensive costs associated with Rikers.
The department says it spends $30.3 million annually alone on transportation costs, running three bus services that usher inmates to and from court throughout the five boroughs, staff from a central parking lot to Rikers jails and visitors to and around the island. There were 261,158 inmates delivered to court last year.
A way to bring down the costs, Horn has long said, would be to replace Rikers Island with more robust jails next door to courthouses.
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So his brilliant plan is to build a bunch of new jails in order to reduce a portion of the budget that accounts for a whopping 1.5% of overall operating costs? I can only wonder which local general contractor gave him that idea.........
 
2013-09-30 01:49:58 PM

ornithopter: FlashHarry: Cheron: Barbaric.  If someone offends against society they should repay society by being humanly killed and broken up for parts.  A bullet waist useful tissue

a fair point. perhaps stunned and then poisoned. i do agree that their organs should be harvested for the use of the living. especially the young ones caught shoplifting or skipping school.

You can't reuse the parts if you poison them.


halal exsanguination?
 
2013-09-30 04:37:03 PM
Meh. They already tried this at Stanford.

/Zimbardo ftw!
 
2013-09-30 05:23:41 PM
In a perfect world, prisoners should pay for my rent/mortgage, food, utility services, tv, internet, gym, membership, health care .... etc.

Not the other way around, .... this makes no sense!!!!

Norwegian model seems a good step that way, send them to work, tax 'em 100%

Only send them to work 16 hours a day, 365 days per year.


When their time is served, let 'em keep the job and find them an apartment.
And reduce the work schedule ;)
 
2013-10-01 12:13:25 AM
Wait wait wait...it's not okay to make a post suggesting we kill violent criminals on primetime TV for a reality show I'd actually watch, but it's okay to make a headline suggesting we turn them loose on college campuses and watch the fallout as good primetime reality TV?

Your lessons are confusing, mods. :(
 
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