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California county to charge prisoners for their jail stay
11-11-2011, 03:13 PM #1
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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In the latest case of government belt-tightening, a Southern California county is charging prisoners for the daily cost of their stay.

The Riverside County board of supervisors approved a measure on Tuesday that allows the county to charge prisoners $142.42 per day.

County supervisor Jeff Stone proposed the idea because he believes the county could save between $3 million and $5 million annually by charging at least some of the 60,000 prisoners that pass through Riverside's jails every year.

http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/09/news/eco...d=HP_River

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11-11-2011, 03:25 PM #2
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damned.gif So, you pay them to kidnap you. What an enormous privilege that is, and at those prices you'd think they would have catering and champagne. wtf2.gif

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11-11-2011, 03:44 PM #3
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It should be regulated, but I think they should put prisoners back on the chain gangs. Not the "for hire" type. Cancel some contracts and put their asses out there fixing roads or scooping up dead things. Put them in fields and make them raise their own food. Quit making prison stays enjoyable and many of those inmates would quit going back. Take away the weights. Take away the basketball. Take away the color tv. Take away the luxuries and put their asses back to work so we don't have to pay for their six month vacation.

And release the victimless criminals.

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11-11-2011, 04:00 PM #4
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Yeah I have a cousin in the Yukon who goes to jail every winter for three hots and a cot.

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11-11-2011, 04:10 PM #5
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I have personally known black guys that would purposely go to prison every so often to sit around and take it easy and to get in shape working out. They REALLY referred to it as taking a vacation. Why even bother with sending them to prison?


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11-11-2011, 04:24 PM #6
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(11-11-2011, 03:13 PM)Octo Wrote:  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In the latest case of government belt-tightening, a Southern California county is charging prisoners for the daily cost of their stay.

The Riverside County board of supervisors approved a measure on Tuesday that allows the county to charge prisoners $142.42 per day.

Problem with this is the prison will collect from the prisoners AND the gov., no taxpayer break you can bet.

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11-11-2011, 04:34 PM #7
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Probably


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11-11-2011, 06:17 PM #8
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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/man-...25999.html

Man robs bank to get medical care in jail

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Quote:Some people who need medical care but can't afford it go to the emergency room. Others just hope they'll get better. James Richard Verone robbed a bank.

Earlier this month, Verone (pictured), a 59-year-old convenience store clerk, walked into a Gastonia, N.C., bank and handed the cashier a note demanding $1 and medical attention. Then he waited calmly for police to show up.

He's now in jail and has an appointment with a doctor this week.

Verone's problems started when he lost the job he'd held for 17 years as a Coca Cola deliveryman, amid the economic downturn. He found new work driving a truck, but it didn't last. Eventually, he took a part-time position at the convenience store.

But Verone's body wasn't up to it. The bending and lifting made his back ache. He had problems with his left foot, making him limp. He also suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.

Then he noticed a protrusion on his chest. "The pain was beyond the tolerance that I could accept," Verone told the Gaston Gazette. "I kind of hit a brick wall with everything."

Verone knew he needed help--and he didn't want to be a burden on his sister and brothers. He applied for food stamps, but they weren't enough either.

So he hatched a plan. On June 9, he woke up, showered, ironed his shirt. He mailed a letter to the Gazette, listing the return address as the Gaston County Jail.

"When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me," Verone wrote in the letter. "This robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body."

Then Verone hailed a cab to take him to the RBC Bank. Inside, he handed the teller his $1 robbery demand.

"I didn't have any fears," said Verone. "I told the teller that I would sit over here and wait for police."

The teller was so frightened that she had to be taken to the hospital to be checked out. Verone, meanwhile, was taken to jail, just as he'd planned it.

Because he only asked for $1, Verone was charged with larceny, not bank robbery. But he said that if his punishment isn't severe enough, he plans to tell the judge that he'll do it again. His $100,000 bond has been reduced to $2,000, but he says he doesn't plan to pay it.
11-12-2011, 01:16 PM #9
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(11-11-2011, 06:17 PM)Prometheus Wrote:  http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/man-...25999.html

Man robs bank to get medical care in jail

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Quote:Some people who need medical care but can't afford it go to the emergency room. Others just hope they'll get better. James Richard Verone robbed a bank.

Earlier this month, Verone (pictured), a 59-year-old convenience store clerk, walked into a Gastonia, N.C., bank and handed the cashier a note demanding $1 and medical attention. Then he waited calmly for police to show up.

He's now in jail and has an appointment with a doctor this week.

Verone's problems started when he lost the job he'd held for 17 years as a Coca Cola deliveryman, amid the economic downturn. He found new work driving a truck, but it didn't last. Eventually, he took a part-time position at the convenience store.

But Verone's body wasn't up to it. The bending and lifting made his back ache. He had problems with his left foot, making him limp. He also suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.

Then he noticed a protrusion on his chest. "The pain was beyond the tolerance that I could accept," Verone told the Gaston Gazette. "I kind of hit a brick wall with everything."

Verone knew he needed help--and he didn't want to be a burden on his sister and brothers. He applied for food stamps, but they weren't enough either.

So he hatched a plan. On June 9, he woke up, showered, ironed his shirt. He mailed a letter to the Gazette, listing the return address as the Gaston County Jail.

"When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me," Verone wrote in the letter. "This robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body."

Then Verone hailed a cab to take him to the RBC Bank. Inside, he handed the teller his $1 robbery demand.

"I didn't have any fears," said Verone. "I told the teller that I would sit over here and wait for police."

The teller was so frightened that she had to be taken to the hospital to be checked out. Verone, meanwhile, was taken to jail, just as he'd planned it.

Because he only asked for $1, Verone was charged with larceny, not bank robbery. But he said that if his punishment isn't severe enough, he plans to tell the judge that he'll do it again. His $100,000 bond has been reduced to $2,000, but he says he doesn't plan to pay it.
this is why health care should be free and glad I live in Canada where it ischeers.gif

11-12-2011, 04:23 PM #10
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(11-12-2011, 01:16 PM)GhostHunter Wrote:  this is why health care should be free and glad I live in Canada where it ischeers.gif

Not exactly free but not the nightmare US h/c is. hi5.gif
11-12-2011, 04:43 PM #11
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Why is it even called health care? dunno.gif It's sickness care. Health care is a personal choice 13.gif
11-12-2011, 04:46 PM #12
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(11-12-2011, 04:43 PM)Octo Wrote:  Why is it even called health care? dunno.gif It's sickness care. Health care is a personal choice 13.gif
because the dcoctors and nurses care Iguessdamned.gif

11-12-2011, 04:58 PM #13
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(11-12-2011, 04:43 PM)Octo Wrote:  Why is it even called health care? dunno.gif It's sickness care. Health care is a personal choice 13.gif

It shouldn't even be called health care. It should be called the Symptom Treatment System.


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11-12-2011, 05:04 PM #14
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Big pharma, industry and government gives us all nothing for something. gaah.gif

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