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Asked at the meeting how he would achieve those savings, Paladino laid out several plans that included converting underused state prisons into centers that would house welfare recipients. There, they would do work for the state — "military service, in some cases park service, in other cases public works service," he said — while prison guards would be retrained to work as counselors
Originally posted by OhZone
I didn't see where they advocated locking people up.
They said it would be voluntary.
I think it is a good idea.
Most crime comes out of people who are poor.
As it is their lives lack direction.
I would go so far as to make it manditory.
And if necessary lock the doors an hire guards to preserve the peace.
No more drive by shootings or gan wars.
I'd say they really do need to be Indoctrinated in behaving in a Civil manner.
There are far too many able bodied folks who just do not want to work.
Forcing them into job training would be doing them a favor.
As to the statement about taking them away from friends....
Well usually the whole neighborhood is equally welfare dependant, so all their friends would go along with them.
[edit on 21-8-2010 by OhZone]