Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Overcrowded

So what do you do when you have too many inmates, and nowhere to put them? Jail and community leaders think they have the answer, and the best part is - it won't cost you a dime. Full Story
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cvillemom

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Mar 22, 2013
"Thanks to a federal grant, the program won't cost anything for taxpayers.."

WHAT??
Just where do you think the federal grant money came from? It didn't grow on federal trees, now did it?Or fall from the federal sky?

As far as the repeat offenders, they need STIFFER sentences, not more lenient ones, since they obviously aren't learning how to change their ways and avoid a life of crime.

And please don't use this as an excuse for letting Dumler get a reduced sentence. He already has it way too easy.
King Ralph

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Mar 22, 2013
cvillemom wrote:
As far as the repeat offenders, they need STIFFER sentences, not more lenient ones, since they obviously aren't learning how to change their ways and avoid a life of crime.
Or we could go back to meting out lashes publicly for non-violent offenders in lieu of jail time under, say, a year.

It seems no one can answer if prisons are supposed to be for rehab, punishment, or simple proxy for exiling uncontrollably antisocial characters from society and one solution is being used for all 3. I may be speaking from ignorance since I'm not intimately acquainted with the ins and outs of the system, but brainstorming some alternate options seems like it might be better than constantly going through more of the same.
40 oz malt in bag

Gloucester, VA

#3 Mar 22, 2013
cvillemom wrote:
"Thanks to a federal grant, the program won't cost anything for taxpayers.."
WHAT??
Just where do you think the federal grant money came from? It didn't grow on federal trees, now did it?Or fall from the federal sky?
As far as the repeat offenders, they need STIFFER sentences, not more lenient ones, since they obviously aren't learning how to change their ways and avoid a life of crime.
And please don't use this as an excuse for letting Dumler get a reduced sentence. He already has it way too easy.
But there is a Obama bucks federal tree in china . Google it . I wish it was that simply but with importing crooks from southern country's we have to fill up jails , close the borders !& give more " entitlements" to minoritys so they do not have to steal !
Rebecca Stephens

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Mar 22, 2013
Build a jail . Don't back on street . So , Oh safty not number . I get it . I know way . Talking dum that gives them more rights to hurt or do whatever they want . Oh , I forgot they the good people .
Cvilleguy

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Mar 22, 2013
Cville should do the same that other municipalities do and start charging for a night's stay. If people can't afford jail, maybe they will modify their behavior. Especially since they know 5% very well.
Moe

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Mar 22, 2013
"Thanks to a federal grant, the program won't cost anything for taxpayers"

Thats true, because the Fed just prints it and borrows it from China.
Confederate Larry

Madison, WI

#7 Mar 22, 2013
Make them sleep in tents outside in the winter. And the real bad ones can be turned into stews and soups and hamburgers. Yes make them into the food other bad guys have to eat. That will reduce the amount of bad guys are in there. The SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Mar 22, 2013
Sounds like another bureaucratic office that will cost us. Not the point anyways. Need more space for what we know will be a bigger jail population. No such thing as 0 population growth. We know where most of the violent offenders come from and they're breeding like rats.
meeeee

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Mar 22, 2013
Why don't they take the cable and phones and a.c. out and let them suffer. Who wouldn't keep going back for free food, cable t.v. and a warm/ cool roof over their head.
Amanda

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Mar 22, 2013
Elect non-offending supervisors.
Barney Fife

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Mar 22, 2013
some thoughts:
1. STOP making jails comfortable. NO MORE TV,A/C mattresses.
2.CHARGE RENT! Keep a tab, when they get out...
make em pay back SOMETHING!
AND JUST TOO bad if it's crowded, it's JAIL !!
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Mar 23, 2013
"where would it be housed"

I think there's an unfinished multi-story structure on the downtown mall.
twinmom

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Mar 23, 2013
Barney Fife wrote:
some thoughts:
1. STOP making jails comfortable. NO MORE TV,A/C mattresses.
2.CHARGE RENT! Keep a tab, when they get out...
make em pay back SOMETHING!
AND JUST TOO bad if it's crowded, it's JAIL !!
Absolutely! And they should all be on a work detail while incarcerated, whether its folding laundry, scrubbing floors with a toothbrush (mops can be used as weapons), or dusting the library. Let half of them work during the day and sleep at night, while the other half sleeps during the day and works at night. They would be better off spending the grant money on alcohol and drug counselors for them instead of letting them free so they can offend again.

I would like to know when a little bit of overcrowding in a jail became a violation of a criminal's rights. We have overcrowded schools and the students and teachers are told that they will just have to cope with it until it becomes a health hazard. When roads get overcrowded we are told to get used to it or ride a bike. We treat prisoners better in this country than we do the disabled. Makes no sense.
Poncho

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Mar 23, 2013
Wow, only in liberalville could a reporter make the statement, thanks to a federal grant the program will not cost tax payers a dime. This is why the country is swiftly heading towards bankrupcy. Crazy out of control liberal spendng and a overwhelmingly supportive and incompetent media. Thanks for looking out for the taxpayers ch29.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Mar 23, 2013
Poncho wrote:
Wow, only in liberalville could a reporter make the statement, thanks to a federal grant the program will not cost tax payers a dime. This is why the country is swiftly heading towards bankrupcy. Crazy out of control liberal spendng and a overwhelmingly supportive and incompetent media. Thanks for looking out for the taxpayers ch29.
A 'grant' is obviously funded by taxpayers so is a ridiculous statement, until you consider the study could lead to taxpayer savings in less incarceration costs. According to the report, it has worked elsewhere with success so ultimately is 'looking out for the taxpayers'.
usualsuspects

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Mar 23, 2013
With foresight (address breeding in the hives) we won't need as much jail space someday.
I Left Cville Socialism

Waynesboro, VA

#17 Mar 23, 2013
Mr Sykes,

Money does not appear by magic to be spent in the form of federal grants. It comes from you, it comes from me, it comes from the ever-decreasing number of people that pay taxes in this country.

Sharpen up your reporting!
Mitch

Washington, DC

#18 Mar 23, 2013
Do the crime, share the time! Who cares about your personal space!
Lone Justice

Waynesboro, VA

#20 Mar 23, 2013
huck wrote:
"where would it be housed"
I think there's an unfinished multi-story structure on the downtown mall.
That would be good since a lot of crime happens there. Walk them to jail,save gas.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Mar 23, 2013
It would seem that we have some new jails around that have already been built. I could be wroung but there seems to be some schools that are closing. Why not remodel those buildings and turn them into jails? Ta daaaa

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