NEW YORK — Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino said he would transform some New York prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients, where they could work in state-sponsored jobs, get employment training and take lessons in "personal hygiene."
Paladino, a wealthy Buffalo real estate developer popular with many tea party activists, isn't saying the state should jail poor people: The program would be voluntary.
Paladino, a wealthy Buffalo real estate developer popular with many tea party activists, is competing for the Republican nomination with former U.S. Rep. Rick Lazio. The primary is Sept. 14.
Paladino first described the idea in June at a meeting of The Journal News of White Plains and spoke about it again this week with The Associated Press.
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I think many a homeless person would be happy to have a bed and 3 meals a day and a small salary in return for a bit of work. I have no problem at all with it, especially if it is voluntary. They get training, they get food and they get their self esteem back. Of course I'm sure the left will portray it as putting the homeless in Jail. I hope the guy can make his real thoughts clear. But then this is in NY......... Answer by itsmesteph11
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