Just doing the harvesting that illegal aliens won’t do...
I like it. China does the same thing.
Inmates are people who are incarcerated by the government because of crimes they have committed.
Illegal alien workers are people who should be *deported* by the government because of crimes they have committed (laws against illegal entry).
Good. Better than lifting weights and watching television all day.
I would like to see them picking all the trash off the highways. And the really bad dudes should be scrubbing public toilets with a toothbrush.
I grew up in the area around southern Michigan prison and the prison used to use inmate labor to grow their own crops. I was only about 6 years old and I had an old .410 single shot (disabled). I used to take that out and “help” guard the cons as they worked on the other side of a single strand of barbed wire.
And if there still aren’t enough workers to bring in the crops, they can just arrest more!
I don’t like hiring out prison labor to private business. It muddies the waters and creates a conflict of interest.
And where has this dip-stick been while all the illegals were pouring into the fields, the restaurants, the you name it...
Well, I guess there goes that "jobs Americans won't do" arguement, shot to hell.
Just following the trail laid down by Scarlett in Gone with the Wind.
It's stupendously insulting that Mr. Grossman and his ilk look so poorly on the U.S.A. that they would prefer to import illegal aliens to perform work that might actually do prison inmates, not to mention the rest of the country, some good.
OK, let’s use welfare recipients.
And Illegal Immigrant labor doesn’t undermine unionized labor? Does the UFW represent illegals?
This story is a complete lie. ;)
Wait! I wonder if the prisoners are illegals...
Now if they would just pay farmers to harvest ILLEGALS we might have something.
Wonder how many inmates that are working the farms are also illegal aliens serving a sentence for crimes committed while here in the US as an illegal alien. Even one would be some kind of poetic justice, wouldn’t it?
Say no more. Better to use American criminals than foreign criminals. So what's the damn beef?
The Arizona State Prison at one time was almost entirely self-sustaining. They grew their own beef, vegetables, wheat and cotton. They made their own furniture and anything else that was needed on a regular basis. It was local businesses which insisted that the practice stop. They were missing out on the lucrative contracts for supplying the inmates.