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It costs less to send a person on a cruise than to put them in jail

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[url="http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-10/it-would-cost-less-half-put-inmates-carnival-cruise-ships-keep-them-locked-jail"]http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-10/it-would-cost-less-half-put-inmates-carnival-cruise-ships-keep-them-locked-jail[/url]

Cruise = $38 per night
Jail = $84 per night

I think the article ignores a bunch of costs that would be incurred on the cruise but the point is valid.

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You also have less of a chance of dying in Jail

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Jail= guaranteed power, water and sewer

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[quote name='Jase' timestamp='1365683728' post='2191600']
Jail= guaranteed power, water and sewer
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LMAO

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I am all for the "island" concept of prison. We keep a radically reduced number of prisons on shore for first-time/small-time offenders. If you are deemed to be a permanent hindrance/danger to society, you go to the island. No death penalty, no reprisals. Just get the fug out. We no longer care what you do on the island; you are its problem. If you try to leave, the Coast Guard running its regular exercises will eliminate you with extreme prejudice.

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[quote name='twylyght' timestamp='1365700354' post='2191887']
I am all for the "island" concept of prison. We keep a radically reduced number of prisons on shore for first-time/small-time offenders. If you are deemed to be a permanent hindrance/danger to society, you go to the island. No death penalty, no reprisals. Just get the fug out. We no longer care what you do on the island; you are its problem. If you try to leave, the Coast Guard running its regular exercises will eliminate you with extreme prejudice.
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Usual issues. It's probably cruel and unusual punishment under 8th amendment and violates any number of other prisoner's rights under case law: right to healthcare and mental care, right to humane facilities. And prisoners still have a right to due process.

But if they did I hope they made a reality show out of it.

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[quote name='Happy Panther' timestamp='1365705886' post='2192024']

Usual issues. It's probably cruel and unusual punishment under 8th amendment and violates any number of other prisoner's rights under case law: right to healthcare and mental care, right to humane facilities. And prisoners still have a right to due process.

But if they did I hope they made a reality show out of it.
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All true... George Carlin had some GREAT ideas with respect to the reality show part of it

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[quote name='Happy Panther' timestamp='1365683329' post='2191594']
[url="http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-10/it-would-cost-less-half-put-inmates-carnival-cruise-ships-keep-them-locked-jail"]http://www.zerohedge...hem-locked-jail[/url]

Cruise = $38 per night
Jail = $84 per night

I think the article ignores a bunch of costs that would be incurred on the cruise but the point is valid.
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The only cruise I ever went on was on a ship with a lot of guns or marines, but I am fairly certain it cost more than 38 bucks a night. Well, at normal cost anyway.

Fwiw, they need to start putting inmates to work. Bring back the chain gangs. :)

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I propose we turn Manhattan Island into a maximum security prison, and make Lee Van Cleef the warden.

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[quote name='Davidson Deac II' timestamp='1365730405' post='2192499']
The only cruise I ever went on was on a ship with a lot of guns or marines, but I am fairly certain it cost more than 38 bucks a night. Well, at normal cost anyway.

Fwiw, they need to start putting inmates to work. Bring back the chain gangs. :)
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[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMuam1MObtI"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMuam1MObtI[/url]

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[quote name='Panthro' timestamp='1365683437' post='2191596']
You also have less of a chance of dying in Jail
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But more sex

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[quote name='Davidson Deac II' timestamp='1365730405' post='2192499']
The only cruise I ever went on was on a ship with a lot of guns or marines, but I am fairly certain it cost more than 38 bucks a night. Well, at normal cost anyway.

Fwiw, they need to start putting inmates to work. Bring back the chain gangs. :)
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38 bucks to feed you shtty 3 meals a day and hot water for 5 minutes. Sounds like a steal

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