Skip to comments.Florida jail ends free underwear for inmates to cut costs
Posted on 07/15/2011 12:04:37 PM PDT by bgill
Sheriff Grady Judd said the end of free underwear will save an estimated $45,000 a year in operation costs.
Judd in a statement said, "$45,000 is one person's job we're saving. If inmates want to wear underwear in jail, they can buy it, just like hard-working Polk County citizens do."
This isn't the first time the sheriff has invoked creative cost cuts.
He eliminated peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cornbread, coffee, juice and fresh milk from the jail menu a few years ago, saying if inmates wanted to eat those things they should stop breaking the law.
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Only question I have is why eliminate pbj sandwiches and cornbread? Those are cheap eats.
In Central America, if prisoners want to EAT, family has to provide the food.
Personally, I LIKE that idea, too.
Kudos to Sheriff Judd.
If I were in jail without coffee, I'd turn the place into Attica.
My dad used to work in a prison. Not the mamby pamby county or easy state type, but the maximum security nasty type complete with an execution function. He frequently talked about the need for low level markets in contraband to keep the inmates busy and engaged in those activities instead of killing each other and guards.
Florida has a Joe arpaio?
Labor intensive activities like vegetables can grow a lot of food in very little space. Do you have any idea of all the things you can do with zucchini?
I have a better idea than the Nice Officer’s - save teh $45,000 and fire the trough feeder.
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat - ‘til the budget balances.
Polk County doesn’t need most of its trough feeders, anyway.
Coffee: BAD idea. I'm with blackdog in #4 above.
Juice: Depends on the juice, but it's not expensive and promotes good health. What instead... soda pop? I'd rather have tax dollars giving the perps juice, than free dental/medical care which is a heck of a lot more expensive.
Fresh milk: What, only stale milk? I don't drink milk, but a lot of people put it on a par with coffee, see above.
The underwear is a fine idea. The food/drink, not so much.
We used to call them ‘swing-easys’ I guess this is just a new twist.....nothing to impair at all! I think Commando is appropriate, too.
Reporter: Sheriff Judd, why were there sixty shots fired at Mr. Washington?
Sheriff Judd: That's all the ammunition the deputies had.
Priceless! Criminals with their feet demonstrate that they do not wish to live in a law abiding society.......but, they should expect to receive the fruits that are a result of being part of a law abiding society?
Load ‘em up with soda, chips and as much fatty foods as possible. And take away the exercise machines. If I had to deal with them on a daily basis, I’d want them as sluggish as possible instead of buff and healthy. Lol!
In many States, it would be best to put lesser security prisoners to work on infrastructure projects. To start with, make contracts with the Indian reservations, many of which are in dire need of “shovel improvements”, that could then be finished by their own workmen, which would improve their lives enormously.
Then move on to large scale ecological improvement projects. For example, why not set inmates to work planting forests, digging flood diversion catchments (basically empty lakes to reduce river flooding when needed), and other projects too expensive for paid workmen that would take many years of labor to complete.
Less populous States could even import lots of prisoners in exchange for putting them in tent cities, clothing and feeding them.
Oddly enough, such labor would *not* be seen as a punishment by itself, but a *reward*. It would save a ton of money because it is a lot cheaper than keeping them in “brick prisons”, would alleviate overcrowding and end early release because of it.
The prisoners who were very dangerous, sick, or who were needed for court appearances or other reasons would stay in the far less crowded brick prisons back in the cities.
But it would be a serious deterrent to criminals anyway, as going to prison would be work and work, not slacking off.
If they are to buy their own underwear... then, I take it, they will be allowed to get a job and earn the money to buy it?
Otherwise, it sounds like a catch-22.
ROFL! I Love it!!!
Yes use them to work jobs that the illegal aliens does for less money that way we discourage aliens from coming and staying illegally.
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