An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
While moseying through my email this morning, I came across a link I decided to check out, instead of automatically deleting. Sometimes I do that cuz there is so much in my email, I can’t really read it all. So, here I’m reading this link about the aging population in the prisons, and come to the very last paragraph:
”A burgeoning geriatric prisoner population has important financial, practical, and moral implications for all Americans, not just those incarcerated. The United States should consider whether such a population is something that the country wants or needs. Human Rights Watch believes it is neither,” the report says.
Uh….and what exactly is that suppose to mean? What does this ‘Human Rights Watch’ propose to do with the aging population inside those prison walls? Should criminals be let out of prison, to drain more tax dollars through Medicare, etc? Or, should they just be….’done away with’? I must admit, this particular paragraph has me rather baffled, and concerned. I do believe criminals should pay for crimes they commit, no matter their age. If murder was their crime, then we shouldn’t be supporting them with 3 squares and a bed. They should be put out of our misery. Other than that, I don’t see what this ‘watch’ bunch is proposing.