Monday, October 09, 2006

On Oklahoma's Major Growth Industry

Local news is reporting "Officials: State Prison System at Capacity."

The report fails to mention that Oklahoma has some of the stiffest penalties in the country for crimes like distributing alcohol to minors (a felony) and, in comparison with other states, has an inordinate number of women serving sentences in a penitentiary.

Getting tough on crime sure works when building prisons is a growth industry. Whenever we finally privatize the entire system, our state will be able to achieve full employment by reducing the economy to guards and prisoners.

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