Over the weekend we read a piece about the cost of jails and how in Iowa inmates might be required to pay for their own toilet paper --
If you saw the piece about how much money we are spending on new jails, why not spend money on a stimulus package that generates jobs and income for those companies that provide to jails and its inmates services which could be used post release, from vocational to job training skills. And provide for more counselors and therapists to work with inmates while they are still being supervised, including expanding in custody drug and alcohol counseling programs.
Maybe then we would need less jails down the road. Just thinkin'