Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Hot Racking for Prisoners in Idaho?

This news, coming right out of the home state of our fearless leader, Bubblehead, is a real hoot!
BOISE, Idaho (Reuters) - With space scarce as the U.S. prison population grows, a top Idaho lawmaker is proposing that inmates share beds by sleeping in shifts, a practice sometimes used by the U.S. military.

"Why does every inmate need his or her own bed?" asked State Sen. Robert Geddes. "The military does it all the time."

The issue arises as Idaho and other states stiffen penalties for drug-related crimes, putting a premium on prison space. Idaho has nearly 7,000 inmates, and that number is growing by nearly 7 percent a year.
Somehow, I don't see this idea getting very far....

-- CAV

4 Comments:

At 6:47 PM, Blogger Vigilis said...

Gus, hotracking? Great idea, but we can go even further: House the misfits in Mexican prisons for 1/5 the cost to U.S. Taxpayers. Great for Mexico, good for us.

So a few escape (Mexican corruption, you say) well, that is when Mexican bounty hunters might come in, about 1/3 the cost to U.S. taxpayers. From local comments, I conclude that the O.S. crime rate would slump markedly.

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger Rob said...

So would "senior" prisoners get their own rack? And who gets to sleep in the bunk next to the prison diesal? :)

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger Gus Van Horn said...

Vigilis,

Shhhhh! Somebody in Idaho politics might get ideas!

Hotracking in a Mexican prison! I knew somebody would come up with an "improvement".

Rob,

Good questions, though I shudder to imagine how "seniority" would be determined in prison!

Gus

 
At 6:58 AM, Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

Heh, if this idea had been implemented years ago, imagine how it would have affected (on a lighter note) ... "The Shawshank Redemption"

"Ooooooh, Andy. That was the longest night of his life..."

Now off I go to lick my wounds, as I already posted this, but forgot to stick it up here ;-)

 

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