Yesterday on one of the morning shows here in the DF-Dub; the topic was the budget cuts that our fair city is going to have to endure to make those ends meet. (Oh and while I am on the subject of our fair city; It seems like our fair Mayor has done a Sarah Palin and resigned his post before his term is up. He has thrown his hat in the ring to run for the Senate. and according to THIS STATEMENT, It seems that our former Mayor is right on the heels of the tea-baggers and the Palins in Texas.)
Anyways back to the radio show.....
The main cuts that are being discussed are cuts to the jail system. Now I believe that Jail should be considered a punishment. I know when I was younger and did some shit that pissed my Moms off...she took everything from me. No TV, no phone, no visits from friends, no going outside, no nothing. I was literally excommunicated from the world I knew until she determined I had paid my dues and she determined when I could reenter the world of the living.
Why should Jail be any different?
Why am I paying so much a year in Tax dollars I work my ass off for to ensure that these fools can get a FREE COLLEGE education; while a nukka like me that is not in jail, has to pay damn near 350 dollars a month back to the government in student loans?
Why do these people that broke whatever law they broke be allowed FREE cable TV; while a nukka like me that is not in jail, has to pay damn near 150 dollars a month to Direct TV?
Why do these people that broke whatever law they broke be allowed FREE gym equipment; while a nukka like me that is not in Jail, has to pay 20 dollars a month in gym membership fees?
Why do these people that broke whatever law they broke be allowed FREE health care; while a nukka like me that is not in jail, has to pay "membership" dues every damn pay period?
Now I can live with the 3 meals a day; because these fools have to eat. I can live with the warm beds; because these fools have to sleep. I can live with the GED programs; because it is the lack of education that landed 90% percent of these fools locked up. I can even live with regular Dr. visits; because we can't have a health epidemic run loose in the prisons can we? I can live with the drug rehabilitation programs most jails have too. I believe if the system used these programs instead of locking someone up that has a drug addiction, there would be less people in prisons.
But all the extra shit?
I have talked to several cats that have did bids for a couple of months on up to dudes that have been locked up for decades and they all say the same thing.... Jail ain't no bytch.
Having your freedom taken is nothing to be scoffed at.
But come on Son...
Jail is not supposed to be a "break" from the real world. You are not being locked up to get your "swoll on", so you can impress the ladies when you get out. (Or the dudes' depending on how long you were "away")You are not being locked up to get some kind of street cred to bolster your rep when and if you get out.
The whole purpose of Jail is to be punished for breaking the so called law of the land.
That is what jail is supposed to be. Nothing more nothing less. Jail is supposed to make a nukka not want to go back.
But this shit we have right now? People complaining about not getting desserts with dinner, losing yard time and not having access to the Maury Povitch show?
This is that bullshit son.