Thursday, May 13, 2010


Yes, that was the headline that caught my eye in a recent on-line edition of the Wall Street Journal. The sub-headline (Junk Food Lifts Inmates’ Spirits, Prison Revenue, but Envy and Diet are Concerns) led me to read the full article, because I could not believe the insanity of the concept.

See what you think about the idea of offering better quality and options in a prisoner’s daily menu while incarcerated.

This strikes me as another hair brained, warm and fuzzy concept of some bleeding heart liberal to make people think they are really addressing cost reductions in an objective way. As stated by a realist in the article, prison is for punishment and not coddling.

Since living in Arizona several years ago, I have felt that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio had it right when he placed his legally convicted guests in tents, and served them baloney sandwiches. Your Commander suspects that supporters of these wacko, misguided concepts also support sympathy for the horde of illegal immigrants who break our federal laws too.


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