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To: MichCapCon
How about they start with removing all the prisoner tvs in the system, and cancelling cable services? Probably get a significant savings there. And when the prisoners eventually riot, fire a couple bean bags into the crowd, and then advise that that’s it for warning shots. Live ammo is cheaper than less than lethal ammunition, and they might want to consider if this is worth dying over.

And when the courts come in and order the prisons to provide cable services, laugh at them and walk away.

3 posted on 03/04/2013 11:56:46 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu

A big part of the costs are not the day-to-day administrative costs, bloated though they may be. The pension and health benefits for the guards, wardens and administrative staff at these prisons is perhaps a much larger factor, and probably still not yet fully taken into account.

Example: the California state penal system. All bureaucracies that run prison systems fall into the same patterns, and since the Michigan state prisons were run by Democrats for years, there are also the same dysfunctional flaws within the system.


7 posted on 03/04/2013 12:06:28 PM PST by alloysteel (What is all too obvious, is not obvious to all. Until it is too late to reverse course.)
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To: kingu

I don’t know how it is in Michigan, but in Illinois, the prisoners buy their own TVs, which are about $300 minimum, and also they pay for the cable service. Those are not costs of the state/taxpayers.


9 posted on 03/04/2013 12:24:33 PM PST by NEMDF
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