Been talking with my Great-Aunts again and they remember seeing chain gangs working on the side of the road. This got me thinking. Prisoners and Juvenile Delinquents are(to my knowledge) just sitting there on the public's dime. Yes the Juvesare getting therapy to make them productive, but it doesn't seem to help as statistics say that 60% are still in the system as adults.
So I was wondering what if we brought back the chain gangs? 10 guys/gals chained together with three police officers with rifles (non-lethal bean bag guns or lethal)watching them with the authorization to shoot if someone attempts to escape, working for 12 -14 hour shifts doing litter pickup on the highways, clearing debris from major storms, cleaning streams and creeks, shoveling snow in the winter, picking veggies and fruits or whatever unskilled labor there is around without pay (or pay that goes directly to their account to cover living expenses at the prisons) I think this would help out the government and our country as we cannot afford to hire people to do this (just judging by the amount of litter is on the highways and by how so many states are running a deficit.) Yes we would have to hire more guards, but that means jobs for the rest of us right? and our streets would look better and our water supply would be cleaner.
There would be a lunch break and bathroom breaks. And I think if the Juvenile Delinquents had to work and knew that there would be more of this in the adult prisons they might not become adult offenders.
What do you think?
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