Locked up criminals get paid a daily wage already for the most part, so why not use that labor since it's already handy? Chain-gangs worked years ago, but they weren't paid and treated poorly....I think this should work out nicely for the state.
has deemed quite a while ago that people in our local jails waiting trial or ones who can't make bail and are non-violent can be used to pick up trash along the roads, weedwhack and mow around the town and town limits, etc. rather than get outside contractors or use DOT personnel. It gets them out of the jail cell into the fresh air, gives them exercise, and none are chained with ankle bracelets. They are fed by local restaurants and treated well, and the town stays neat and clean cheaply.
some posters in SE claiming that Americans would take those jobs. (out in the fields)
THAT'S what I'm waiting to see.
People clamoring for those jobs.
So far it looks like it is part of the punishment criminals are going to pay.
I think this should work out nicely for the state.
Government involvement in a private business?
It'll be OK the Democratic farmers will reap the reward? OR whichever party is in power in Georgia.
or did you miss that part of my post?
Farmers don't care who they have to pay to do the work...they are only interested in getting their crops to market on time. If there is a deal made between the government and the farmer regarding payment reimbursement, it's pretty simple stuff considering that prisoners don't get paid by the day...they get paid in 'chit' format since they aren't allowed to have actual cash in their hands. If family sends money to a prisoner, it goes into a 'marker' type fund in their name so they can use it at the commissary for goodies, smokes, socks, etc. that they might want/need. Thus, the government doesn't need to collect from the farmer very quickly...perhaps not until the crops are marketed and sold which frees up cash for the farmer's every day expenses.
Nope...I didn't miss that,
The program Ga. wants to introduce would have prisoners doing work on PRIVATE property, your state has them doing work on PUBLIC (pick up trash along the roads, weedwhack and mow around the town and town limits,) property.
Does your state allow that?
Hire a prisoner/convicted individual to work on Farmer Browns farm? (or YOUR land?)
prisoners who committed a crime to get back in after release. Normally prisoners who went in young and spent decades in jail. Nothing for them outside when they're released.
Other have committed suicide for the same reason after release.
But yes, right now, depending on which prison you are in, some may wonder if an earlier parole is a reward or punishment. At least you get shelter, meals, and doctor care.
Implementation, logistics, etc. might be an issue as well as if lawyers want to get involved. But Georgia and SC peaches are really good eatin' and Vidalia onions from down that way are my favorites. Let the criminals enjoy some fresh fruit if you will. The pay won't be good but the benefits might be worth it.
I see no rhyme or reason to using illegal immigrants to work in the fields, 'just because' they are cheap. They are still illegal immigrants.
Since American unemployed people don't want to do the work, (that's not limited to the US, it affects the UK and other European countries as well), why not use prisoners.
They have nothing else to do with their time!