Skip to comments.Riverside County may charge inmates for incarceration costs ($142.42 a day)
Posted on 11/05/2011 5:17:25 AM PDT by LibloatherEdited on 11/05/2011 6:33:52 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Riverside County supervisors voted this week to move forward with an ordinance that would force jail inmates to reimburse the county for the costs of incarcerating them.
The supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to consider the measure introduced by Supervisor Jeff Stone. It will come back for a vote next week.
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put them to work
hard labor is good for you
there are lots of big rocks that need to be made into little rocks
The bleeding hearts and the ACLU who force us to coddle the dregs of society results in Taxpayers on the hook for accomodations.
I think if we had more "Joe Arpaio-style" lockups, we'd have fewer repeat offenders.
Let them pay back from the Welfare EBT's and deduct it from their handouts.
Sure, get out of jail and then go out and knock off a liquor store to pay for your incarceration bill.
That plan seems all well and good, but only if the inmate has tangible assets that can be attached.
Otherwise, how do you get blood from a turnip?
The memo noted that the court did not expect a significant increase in revenue if the ordinance is adopted because those defendants who are convicted of crimes and incarcerated typically have limited funds and the jail reimbursement would come after higher-priority collections, including victim restitution, fines, penalties and assessments.
How many prisoners still have jobs? How many are wealthy enough to have the money saved up?
Just how much money will it cost in time and resources trying to get them to pay that money?
” Let them pay back from the Welfare EBT’s and deduct it from their handouts. “
Yeah - they’re already mugging passersby and burglarizing homes to maintain their crack habit - let ‘em just work a little harder to pay their Jail Rent, too....
Why not just kill them?
I can just see the ACLU warming up in the bullpen over this.
For $142 bucks a night, I hope these felons at least get cable.
So you figure the pedophiles who love jail for sex and rating around should not pay? Plenty use it for free housing and that is not right. They do not have to pay in hard currency, I am sure sweat and bood tribute will do fine like it does anyone else.
Because the vast majority of prisoners in County jails are on some form of Government assistance they would just be transferring government money from one account to another account and the net benefit to taxpayers would be zero......
Now prisoners that are jailed in work release programs, then would be different because you could take directly from their paychecks.
Read the article; the county is looking for hard cash not indentured servitude. People who wind up in county jail generally don't have money. It's likely that the county will spend more money trying to collect than they actually take in.
Why you just don’t let the turnip out until it bleeds.
Which explains how Califoria is run in general...
Also, the one incarcerated pending legal action...who are not convicted?
I say they should be entitled to monetary Damages. Probably 700 dollars a day. And that those damages come from the jail opperating budget just to make it fair.
If you support this crap it cuts both ways.
Sure, so then you get hauled back into court for not paying for your incarceration where you rack up an even bigger bill. Sorry, you can’t take away someone’s ability to make money, and then expect them to pay more per day than the typical jail (as opposed to prison) inmate earns in a day on the outside. This idea is just fraught with problems.
You have them manufacture goods.
Maybe so, but not very likely.
I do not think that there is much labor today that
works under whips and chains.
The best you could hope for is attachment
of wages from some prison employment, but that may very
well be taking place now.
Stupid and unworkable idea.
Kick ‘em while their down might make some fools feel big but won’t solve any problems.