I'd rather have prisoners do basic manufacturing- clothing or shoes or license plates etc; it's more cost effective to turn the prison into a defacto factory.<quoted text>
Fat and lazy comes in ALL colors: black, brown, white & yellow
And likewise, there are some very successful, hard-working black, brown, white & yellow persons.
If there is a lack of workers to pick fruit, it's probably time to re-instate the 'chain-gang' and make prisoners start earning their keep.
Cutting off all welfare will solve the worker shortage in 30 days.