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El Dorado, AR

#1 Aug 10, 2014
Hurry Mayor lets do everything we can to make this place more ghetto than it already is,build a prison!!!
well

Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 11, 2014
At least they won't have to worry about the parking this time.

Since: Jun 09

El Dorado, AR

#3 Aug 11, 2014
God knows Union county doesn't need good long term paying jobs.
Good grief

Dallas, TX

#4 Aug 11, 2014
Why would we not want this facility in Union County? Lord knows we need jobs here. It's not like the prisoners would be roaming the country side. It's time our elected officials get up off their butts and get serious about this.

“It's the one thing-INXS”

Since: Mar 14

Narragansett, RI

#5 Aug 11, 2014
It's always great if you don't have to see the prison from your house. Like those power generating windmills. Living on the ocean, I don't want them offshore where I can see them. Casinos are job generators, too. Better than a prison.
let me tell you why

Manila, AR

#7 Aug 11, 2014
Good grief wrote:
Why would we not want this facility in Union County? Lord knows we need jobs here. It's not like the prisoners would be roaming the country side. It's time our elected officials get up off their butts and get serious about this.
I have family that lives in a town where they built a prison.The more welfare grew the more prisoners family members started moving in so they could be closer to visit while living off the government .The kids grow into gang members,they blame the police for dad being locked up ,theft and robbery go off the charts,they run neighborhoods into the ground driving out all the productive residents but hey we could get a couple hundred twelve dollar an hour jobs though.
You Go

El Dorado, AR

#8 Aug 12, 2014
let me tell you why wrote:
<quoted text>
I have family that lives in a town where they built a prison.The more welfare grew the more prisoners family members started moving in so they could be closer to visit while living off the government .The kids grow into gang members,they blame the police for dad being locked up ,theft and robbery go off the charts,they run neighborhoods into the ground driving out all the productive residents but hey we could get a couple hundred twelve dollar an hour jobs though.
According to this study, adding a prison to town wouldn't make any sort of significant impact on the economy.

www.sentencingproject.org/doc/inc_bigprisons....

Copy and paste. You won't be disappointed. It's easy to read and interesting.

If it isn't going to make a real impact on unemployment, then why in the hell would anyone want to add to this town's problems?

Because everything in this town is ass backwards. If it's a terrible idea, then we're going to do it. If it were logical and made sense, we wouldn't. And that's because this town is CORRUPT.
welfare

El Dorado, AR

#9 Aug 12, 2014
Where will they get the work force? The people who are responsible and will work are already working. The rest have "problems". It's hard to find people who want to work these days.
Ironic

El Dorado, AR

#10 Aug 12, 2014
let me tell you why wrote:
<quoted text>
I have family that lives in a town where they built a prison.The more welfare grew the more prisoners family members started moving in so they could be closer to visit while living off the government .The kids grow into gang members,they blame the police for dad being locked up ,theft and robbery go off the charts,they run neighborhoods into the ground driving out all the productive residents but hey we could get a couple hundred twelve dollar an hour jobs though.
So your saying we already have a prision here.......
Good grief

Dallas, TX

#11 Aug 12, 2014
I see the points being made and really hadn't thought about some of them. Remember though, the prison will require 400 acres so it wouldn't be built "in town".
welfare

El Dorado, AR

#12 Aug 12, 2014
I'm not afraid of a prison here. I've seen maximum prisons in bigger cities that there is no way someone could escape nor anyone break them out. I just know how people are here. They see something shiny and grab it and don't think of all the logistics and contingencies involved with the project. They just make it up as they go along. I have also had to hire people for jobs and know how hard it is to find someone. Usually they have to have a high school diploma if they work with prisoners. They have to have a clean criminal record and be drug free and trainable. Its a big undertaking and hard to get off the ground. Will the prison have its own medical facility or will prisoners be transported through town to doctors, dentists, or hospitals. How about mental health facilities. Are there enough doctors to treat mental illnesses which is what a lot of criminals have? There will be food, laundry, water, sewage to consider. Will their cases overwhelm the courts here? Will there be transportation to other cities for court ? How much will that cost? After the thing is built, will taxpayers have to maintain it? It could turn out to be a big taxpayer money pit after the new wears off. I don't know.
ord

Zurich, Switzerland

#13 Aug 12, 2014
http://www.vice.com/read/whos-getting-rich-of...

Who’s Getting Rich off the Prison-Industrial Complex?
Landowner

El Dorado, AR

#14 Aug 12, 2014
I hope they purchase the property west of mine. I want to look out across my pasture and see the sun set over the shiny razor wire.
Freddy

El Dorado, AR

#15 Aug 16, 2014
Look at the money the state and county would save on transportation costs for prisoners. We could keep all of our LA thugs right here in Pine Bluff South.

“It's the one thing-INXS”

Since: Mar 14

Narragansett, RI

#16 Aug 16, 2014
welfare wrote:
I'm not afraid of a prison here. I've seen maximum prisons in bigger cities that there is no way someone could escape nor anyone break them out. I just know how people are here. They see something shiny and grab it and don't think of all the logistics and contingencies involved with the project. They just make it up as they go along. I have also had to hire people for jobs and know how hard it is to find someone. Usually they have to have a high school diploma if they work with prisoners. They have to have a clean criminal record and be drug free and trainable. Its a big undertaking and hard to get off the ground. Will the prison have its own medical facility or will prisoners be transported through town to doctors, dentists, or hospitals. How about mental health facilities. Are there enough doctors to treat mental illnesses which is what a lot of criminals have? There will be food, laundry, water, sewage to consider. Will their cases overwhelm the courts here? Will there be transportation to other cities for court ? How much will that cost? After the thing is built, will taxpayers have to maintain it? It could turn out to be a big taxpayer money pit after the new wears off. I don't know.
If the Correctional Officers are paid well, then they are more likely not to get caught up in jailhouse corruption. Most facilities require at least a 2 year degree in Criminal Justice or some other related area of study. There is a difference between a jail and a prison.
people

El Dorado, AR

#17 Aug 17, 2014
Cops here can't even run a jail better let a prison !!! Lmao !! Fools
Day late

El Dorado, AR

#18 Aug 17, 2014
Marijuana will be legalized nationwide in the very near future.
They will turn all the weed smokers and dealers back on the street, and free up space in the existing prisons.

“It's the one thing-INXS”

Since: Mar 14

Narragansett, RI

#19 Aug 18, 2014
Day late wrote:
Marijuana will be legalized nationwide in the very near future.
They will turn all the weed smokers and dealers back on the street, and free up space in the existing prisons.
I think it will eventually, but right now it's at the state level, which means the Feds can still come in and shut the pot shops down and arrest people. I agree that it will help clear out the prisons and arrests of users, which is clogging up the judicial system. I'm not sure, however it will affect the illegal use of other drugs like cocaine and heroin. The dug wars will shift over to the harder drugs.

“It's the one thing-INXS”

Since: Mar 14

Narragansett, RI

#20 Aug 18, 2014
Drug ^

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