Sunday, January 18, 2009

Daniels wants prisons; Dems want schools

Over the next two years, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has proposed just two, new building projects: expanding Indiana prisons:

"We are not going to turn felons out of prison early where they can prey on the public. That's happening in other states, and we're not going to let it happen here."

But Democrats would rather spend the $ on something else.

Democrat Vernon Smith (ea):

"It's the wrong emphasis. We need to rethink what we're doing in this state."

The wrong emphasis. When would it be the right emphasis?

Indiana's prisons are currently at about 99 percent of capacity.... at lower-security prisons, some inmates are already sleeping in triple-stacked bunk beds to save space.

Bunking triple-stacked at 99% capacity in an all-male prison. Also known as the Queer as Folk set.