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Registered: 07-05-2005
Mon, 08-12-2013 - 12:15pm

Prisoners can pay a hundred dollars a day to stay in the upscale city jail in Seal Beach, Calif., where they have access to computers and flat-screen TVs. NBC’s Mike Taibbi reports.

Wealthy criminals pay to stay in fancy prison-

What do you think of this pay-to-stay program that this California jail is using to make extra money?  

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In reply to: cmkristy
Tue, 08-13-2013 - 9:38am

What an absolutely ridiculous idea. Prison is supposed to be a punishment, not a vacation. What kind of lesson is this teaching to criminals-that if you have enough money you don't ever really have to suffer? Where is the deterent for crimes here??

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Registered: 01-23-2013
Tue, 08-13-2013 - 12:19pm

I personally agree with Nancy.  Prison is supposed to be punishment, not a vacation.  

However, I asked a friend who works in a prison what he thought.  He was all for it.  He said it would keep them busy/occupied and that would make for a better environment within the prison.  Not sure I agree with that but then again I've never been on the inside. lol