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    Re: Should people in jail have to pay for their incarceration if they have the means?

    It would be an interesting experiment to try but I feel that the end result would be that said prisoner would be in Debtor's Prison thus creating the motivation to steal in order to paid said debts thus creating a vicious cycle.
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    Re: Should people in jail have to pay for their incarceration if they have the means?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    No, however I have no problems with inmates having to work for no pay that would go towards the state to help pay for their incarceration.
    They don't do this already? There's so much I don't know.

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    Re: Should people in jail have to pay for their incarceration if they have the means?

    This question already has an answer. I went to jail for two days for fighting. Because I said I had a job I had to pay for my time in there. Not only that any money you have with you when you go to jail they take from you and keep. however if a crackhead goes to jail with no job or money they get a free ride.
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    Re: Should people in jail have to pay for their incarceration if they have the means?

    First, they should have to support their families.
    Second, they should pay reparations and damages to the victims of their crimes.
    Third, they can pay for some accommodations of their incarceration.

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    Re: Should people in jail have to pay for their incarceration if they have the means?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    No. We pay because we are responsible for our own safety. We can't demand a service without paying for it.
    We can't demand a service without paying. Okay.

    Don't inmates demand that they be kept safe from those who want to kill them?
    Don't inmates demand they be fed 3 meals a day?
    Don't inmates demand they be given clean clothes?
    Don't inmates demand they be given health care? (Heart transplant anyone?)
    Don't inmates demand they be driven around from the courthouse to the jail to the prison vs. walking it?
    Don't inmates demand access to a phone?
    Don't inmates demand cable TV & Movies?

    So tell me, why should we pay for their demands when they don't pay for our demands?

    How about this:

    We pay for their demands because it keeps us safe. They in turn pay for our demands because it keeps us happy.

    **F*ck them, they commit a crime and are convicted, seize their assets and sell 'em off. Use the money to support the prison systems and if there is any left over give it to the taxpayers as a bonus to their refund. Profit sharing anyone?

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    Re: Should people in jail have to pay for their incarceration if they have the means?

    Quote Originally Posted by TDZ View Post
    We can't demand a service without paying. Okay.

    Don't inmates demand that they be kept safe from those who want to kill them?
    Don't inmates demand they be fed 3 meals a day?
    Don't inmates demand they be given clean clothes?
    Don't inmates demand they be given health care? (Heart transplant anyone?)
    Don't inmates demand they be driven around from the courthouse to the jail to the prison vs. walking it?
    Don't inmates demand access to a phone?
    Don't inmates demand cable TV & Movies?

    So tell me, why should we pay for their demands when they don't pay for our demands?

    How about this:

    We pay for their demands because it keeps us safe. They in turn pay for our demands because it keeps us happy.
    1. Inmates usually pay for a lot of their extras by working in prison.
    2. We pay for their basic needs, which is pretty much everything you listed, because we're the ones who want a system that keeps us safe. And no, they don't demand the stuff you're listing. They don't demand to to be driven around from the courthouse, they don't demand access to a phone, they don't demand to be fed. These are basic, practical needs that ensure our justice system is more civilized as most Americans want it to be.

    **F*ck them, they commit a crime and are convicted, seize their assets and sell 'em off. Use the money to support the prison systems and if there is any left over give it to the taxpayers as a bonus to their refund. Profit sharing anyone?
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    Re: Should people in jail have to pay for their incarceration if they have the means?

    Quote Originally Posted by TDZ View Post
    We can't demand a service without paying. Okay.

    Don't inmates demand that they be kept safe from those who want to kill them?
    Don't inmates demand they be fed 3 meals a day?
    Don't inmates demand they be given clean clothes?
    Don't inmates demand they be given health care? (Heart transplant anyone?)
    Don't inmates demand they be driven around from the courthouse to the jail to the prison vs. walking it?
    Don't inmates demand access to a phone?
    Don't inmates demand cable TV & Movies?

    So tell me, why should we pay for their demands when they don't pay for our demands?

    How about this:

    We pay for their demands because it keeps us safe. They in turn pay for our demands because it keeps us happy.

    **F*ck them, they commit a crime and are convicted, seize their assets and sell 'em off. Use the money to support the prison systems and if there is any left over give it to the taxpayers as a bonus to their refund. Profit sharing anyone?
    Dude, we don't do stuff like that no matter the crime. We have to have some degree of compssion or we are not human.

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    Re: Should people in jail have to pay for their incarceration if they have the means?

    Quote Originally Posted by TDZ View Post
    We can't demand a service without paying. Okay.

    Don't inmates demand that they be kept safe from those who want to kill them?
    Don't inmates demand they be fed 3 meals a day?
    Don't inmates demand they be given clean clothes?
    Don't inmates demand they be given health care? (Heart transplant anyone?)
    Don't inmates demand they be driven around from the courthouse to the jail to the prison vs. walking it?
    Don't inmates demand access to a phone?
    Don't inmates demand cable TV & Movies?

    So tell me, why should we pay for their demands when they don't pay for our demands?

    How about this:

    We pay for their demands because it keeps us safe. They in turn pay for our demands because it keeps us happy.

    **F*ck them, they commit a crime and are convicted, seize their assets and sell 'em off. Use the money to support the prison systems and if there is any left over give it to the taxpayers as a bonus to their refund. Profit sharing anyone?
    And when they get out with nothing to their name you think they aren't going to commit crime to just survive?
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    Re: Should people in jail have to pay for their incarceration if they have the means?

    They should be fined upon sentencing. The fines should additionally be based on their wealth. We don’t fine enough. Paying for incarceration has the potential for abuse, e.g. a better bed if you pay more.

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    Re: Should people in jail have to pay for their incarceration if they have the means?

    To a large extent, many already do. The take prison jobs and sometimes have to buy their own food, toiletries, other necessities etc.
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