Legislators Propose New Plan On Building Prisons --Which Shows They Have No Clue - The Solution Is SIMPLE and INEXPENSIVERickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 22 2017 4:54 PM
MONTGOMERY: Some members of the Alabama Legislature have come up with this magnificent plan on building prisons in comparison to Governor Bentley's plan.
Legislators - the county jails are full. Do you not remember Sheriff's handcuffing prisoners to the fence of the State Prisons because of the county jails being over capacity?
The county jails can not hold the inmates.
BUT THERE IS A INEXPENSIVE SOLUTION
The inmates in county jails and state prisons, probably 65% to 70% of those inmates are not "risk inmates". These people can be placed in a facility that are not "lock down with prison cells" facilities.
EXAMPLE: Build a metal building and put like double army bunks in it. Install a fence around the facility. Out side that fence install a second fence. In between the two fences place K09 attack dogs. If a inmate crawls one fence they must fight the dogs before they can get over the second fence. That keeps the place secure from escapes.
Then the current lock up cell facilities, there is plenty of room for those who need to be in a lock down cell.
Even people charged with a violent crime, often times, do not require lock up facilities with cells. While the crime charged caused injuries, the person is not violent. The system required them to take the plea of guilty and they were given prison time. But the person is not a violent person.
Each person should be evaluated on their own and not on the crime convicted of or they plead guilty to. Because the system, again, often times forces you into a situation of pleading to something not fair because of over zealous officials.
LEGISLATORS ARE NOT IN REALITY
I am on my third county jail since I started in 1977. A lot of areas I am not up to date or ignorant of. But the legal system and justice system is not one of those areas.
The Alabama Legislators have no clue on reality or fixing the problems in a real world. And this problem could build facilities, numerous facilities, across this state for $ 10 to $ 20 million dollars and not $ 800,000 million dollars.
But it takes common sense. Not some government bureaucrat making the decision.