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Unfortunately, crime really does pay. Criminals get the country club treatment. Free room and board, free satellite TV, free internet, unlimited phone use where they carry on their drug deals, order hits, and continue to scam people out of money. All at tax payers expense.
Talked to a guy at the bus stop in June. He started griping about his girl friend, he was on his way to another one's house. Mentioned the other thought he was out job hunting and had been for the past 2 weeks, she wanted him to help pay the bills he was running up, help around the house, help with the 3 kids, one of which was his. Said the other was starting to make noises too. So he was thinking of pulling a job and going back in. Further discussion revealed he was planning of holding up a convenience store so he could go back to jail where there would be no hassles. I asked him if he wasn't concerned about being shot or something. His reply was the police know he doesn't carry; and the store's just hand it over.
Several years ago a state, I think NJ, but I'm not sure, it has been awhile. Tried an experiment where the inmates did community service work for which they earned money and were required to personally face their victim and pay for the stolen, or damaged item. There were almost no repeat offenders. But the program was discontinued due to legislative pressure, because it didn't help their pocket book. I blame the general public for allowing these government officials to get away with their money grubbing power grabbing conduct. People in general are apathetic. Too involved in their private affairs to pay attention to what is going on around them.