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Want a Jail Cell Upgrade? That'Ll Be $155 a Night


Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, news, odd, off-beat, police, justice system, freemont ca, freemont california, pay to stay jail, incarceration, jail )

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- 257 days ago - newsfeed.time.com
"There should not be one form of punishment for those who can afford to pay and a different form of punishment for those who can't," Carl Takei, an American Civil Liberties Union official, told the Argus.



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Kit B. (277)
Friday August 2, 2013, 2:13 pm

I recently met a woman whose son in jail at Sugarland, she has to work an extra job to pay for his incarceration. This is insane. We already pay for jails and prisons, and this privatizing of something that is meant to be fully funded and operated by the government is a complete disaster. Stop it now.
 

Sue Matheson (62)
Friday August 2, 2013, 2:32 pm
thanks
 

Susan B. (4)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:45 pm
Interesting. Go figure.
 

Connie O. (31)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:58 pm
personally, I would just as soon see jails go back to bare bones...a cot and bread & water, no tv, no fringe perks..maybe they wouldn't get so overcrowded.
 

Dale O. (177)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 5:54 pm
Nothing like For Profit Prison...
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:11 pm
Noted with shaking head. Thank you.
 
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