Sunday, 15 August 2010

Seen on a Forum

Let's put the seniors in jail and the criminals in a nursing home.

This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.

They'd receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc and they'd receive money instead of paying it out......

They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance.

Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.

A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell.

They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.

They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool and education.

Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ's and legal aid would be free, on request.

Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens.

Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls.

There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to.
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The "criminals" would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised.
Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week.
Live in a tiny room and pay £900.00 per month and have no hope of ever getting out.

2 comments:

Kathrin said...

Here in the US, many places _do_ charge the prisoners.

If you want anything at all from the commissary, you have to pay for them. The money for your stay is deducted _first_.

The lack of freedom hits one harder than one realizes - you have an option to change your caretakers and facility (if you pay for yourself).

If you really want to drive home the jail lifestyle, you'd need to put the elderly to work on crap jobs for around $0.12 an hour, then charge them more than they can make in a day for the "privilege" of staying there.

As for the health care, when you deprive someone of the right to take care of themselves and their medical care, you accept responsibility for doing it yourself.

Shifty1 said...

Kathrin...
Yeah, because "society" is depriving all these poor, innocent boy (and girl) scouts of their freedom on a freakin' whim! Not like they broke any, oh I don't know, LAWS or anything to get locked up!
Ya'll bleedin' hearts slay me with your concerns for the "rights" of felons, not to mention their creature comforts. I can remember growing up in the not-too-distant past where they taught us that one of the prime disincentives to breaking the law was the loss of certain "rights', prime among those your franchise rights (no more voting for you criminal-boy!). But that was before the Libtardians in the Party of the Ass figured the felons would be a good voting block...
And since when should crime pay? Why in the world should the taxpayer foot the bill for your cable tv, college education, health-club membership, etc?

To get back to the original comparison...feed the prisoners tapioca and prunes, and make sure the only TV show they can watch is Matlock!