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#1447734 - 05/15/14 09:25 AM Use the priosoners
yipes Offline
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Any logistical reason why we can't put a broom in the hands of all the inmates & have them sweep the dirt & rocks out of the streets?

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#1447736 - 05/15/14 09:52 AM Re: Use the priosoners [Re: yipes]
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They can, up to a point. Prisoner work programs are expensive and are fraught with many inherent logistical difficulties.

And then there's this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_labour
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#1447746 - 05/15/14 12:00 PM Re: Use the priosoners [Re: yipes]
Sketch Offline
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Some would recommend having able-bodied and untethered welfare recipients assist with community services, such as those needed in flood ravaged PY. God bless them all.
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#1447759 - 05/15/14 01:28 PM Re: Use the priosoners [Re: yipes]
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Mean Gene would probably know how feasible that is. He'll probably read this soon, but you could also PM him. I think it's a good idea, but I don't know if they have a program over there for that kind of thing, as they used to (and may still) have in SC.
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#1447764 - 05/15/14 02:23 PM Re: Use the priosoners [Re: yipes]
YCite Offline
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I think I heard that they had inmates downtown today making sandbags.

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#1447779 - 05/15/14 04:29 PM Re: Use the priosoners [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Mean Gene would probably know how feasible that is. He'll probably read this soon, but you could also PM him. I think it's a good idea, but I don't know if they have a program over there for that kind of thing, as they used to (and may still) have in SC.



Sorry, can't help you with that one, don't know the current rules on using inmates in NYS. We arrested them, the county was responsible for feeding and controlling them. smile
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