Interesting story HERE
Seems the local Sheriff in New Bedford MA was charging inmates $5 a day rent to help pay for the jail. Then the courts ruled against it and ended that. . . .
Now he is pushing the legislature to pass a law so that the Sheriffs of MA can charge reasonable fees for things at jail. It seems the court ruled that since the legislature did not give them the ability to charge fees then they can’t. So he is pushing the legislature to do just that and get some fees out of the inmates.
It would make the state on the order of $10 million a year according to the Sheriff. . . and we all know how well off the state is – hell ya we don’t need that money. . . .
Please, bring back the chain gang. Why not? Prison should not be fun, it should be legal and that is it. Make it a place that folks DON’T want to go.
I hope he pulls it off. . . ..