KENTUCKY PRISONER RELEASE | 2002-12-28
The crew of an atomic submarine spends months without going into port. During those months each crewman is allotted half the space Federal regulations require for each convicted felon in prison.
Since extra space is allotted to officers on the nuclear sub, a lot of those aboard nuclear subs do hard and complicated work with even less than that one-half of the space required for a convicted felon in prison.
Kentucky is releasing convicted felons because its prisons are overcrowded.
Kentucky also says it is releasing prisoners because each prisoner costs about $30,000 a year to maintain.
A sheriff in North Carolina keeps his prisoners for seven dollars a day. Kentucky can't do that because the courts and activists force them to spend $30,000 a year to keep those sweet people comfortable enough.
Kentucky's example will be followed by other states.
Liberals constantly complain that too many people are in prison. The implication is that the way to deal with crime is to be nice to felons. That's the way they treated law breakers in the 1960s and 1970s.
Needless to say the crime rate skyrocketed during the 1960s and 1970s.
No liberal policy ever works.