Maybe they should just allow each citizen to construct a holding cell in their basement to quarter an inmate and give them an allowance for their subsistence. I know my inmate would get as much Spam and Ramen noodles as he could eat!
If you build it, the thousand man facility will soon be filled up with your sons and daughters, mostly sons.
All for the sake of good, union-pay selective law enforcement jobs and sheriff deputy jobs to run the jail.
Jail is a big, big business and getting bigger all the time.
I bid a couple of jobs in Oakland, CA 6 years ago and they had a prevailing wage that was some $11 less than what we paid our installers. The language of the law and interpretation of city was that we had to pay pravailing wage. I told them we couldn’t and they are out of line with San Francisco, who allow us to pay prevailing wage +$.
They would not budge and the bid we won cost problems with the installers.
I never bid in Oakland again.