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Originally posted by kickoutthejams
if its part of a joined up thinking basis for rehabilitation then yes. Lack of money in prisons will mean perhaps other (more distasteful) forms of trade would take it's place.
Originally posted by NGC2736
While I see nothing wrong with paying at least a better wage, if not the whole minimum wage, there are problems.
If the guy gets out and has a couple thousand saved up, the first thing he will do is PARTY. Not all, but a big portion. And not only will that usually be a violation of his parole, but he's likely to do something foolish and be back inside in a couple of weeks.
Now sending the money to an account, where his parole officer has to sign off on it for housing, a food debit card, clothing, etc... makes sense.
Don't let him just send it to his girlfriend though, because if he gets out and she has already spent it, there's a fight, and if she hasn't, then he goes partying anyway.
It's a tough call, but a person ought to be paid for their work, even in prison.
Originally posted by Where2Hide2006
I dont think any of you understand. Who do you think will be paying them minimum wage? Do you think that money is going to come out of the wardens pocket? NO! That money is going to come from taxpayer dollars. That means that YOU want to give a RAISE to people who are CRIMINALS! Thats the most absurd thing i have ever heard, and i've heard a lot of absurd things.
I don't think they should get the 0.60 per day that they do get. Say they have a 10 year prison sentence, thats 365x10x$0.60. Thats $2,200 of our tax dollars being wasted on smokes, food, and playstation games! And thats PER INMATE! And as we all know America has the most Inmates of any nation in the world.
You've got to be kidding me!
Originally posted by executioner
Next thing is you'll be paying people to rob us.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Sure, show them their minimum wage checks then take out for room, board, clothing, cable TV, weights in the yard, the basketball hoop, and the monetary value of the damage they have caused society by doing whatever it is theyve done to get there.
I think we'll find an awful lot of them owing us money.
Oh, dont forget taxes.