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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!

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Jails Should Be Miserable Places, Not Luxurious

Posted 06-15-2020 at 10:44 AM by case44
Updated 06-15-2020 at 09:20 PM by case44


What is wrong with our mindsets? Why, in the last few years, have we been real nice and conciliatory to those who are incarcerated and serving time in our nation's jails for crimes they've committed?

Something made me very mad recently.

Democrat politicians, governors, and mayors have tried to protect prisoners from the COVID-19 pandemic by releasing them from jail. When I heard this report, I cringed. Why are we being so conciliatory to hardened criminals? Many of these folks have committed murder or raped others, while others are doing time for drug-related incidents, burglaries, thefts, fraud, kidnapping, and trafficking. I could go on and on. Releasing all of them are only going to be an invite for another such crime to be committed, only to end up with them being thrown back in jail again.

If we keep them in jail, then they won't be a threat to society, don't you think? So, if they happen to catch COVID-19, then what?? Too bad. They get it, and that's that.

Furthermore, I have read articles in the past about officials in some areas that wanted to make improvements to jail cells. Some of that included beautifying the decor in places where jails are being built. Why? A new jail, when built, might start out clean, but it sure wouldn't stay that way over time. And most prisoners certainly aren't rife with manners, anyway. And then there's the dreaded Washington Post with an article about jails being designed only for men, but not for women.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/magaz...n/?arc404=true

Come again? Why should jail cells have better designs for women? Crime is still crime, no matter the gender.

A jail cell is not The Ritz Carlton. It doesn't need to be clean (except, perhaps, for the warden's offices). It's supposed to be a miserable place. Jails and prisons are supposed to be places which nobody would want to go to. It was that way when Arizonan Joe Arpaio ran things. You would never want to go, no matter what you do. Just be sure not to commit a felony or a crime. I'm not going to have one ounce of sympathy for criminals if they happen to get the COVID-19 virus. It's jail. They're supposed to be miserable, and the conditions are supposed to reflect that.

Remember this: If you're going to do the crime, then you're going to do the time. Period. There is a way not to go to jail. You already know the answer to that.

By the way, I mentioned in a suggestion on the forums earlier about Alcatraz. I believe that the federal government needs to acquire that piece of property once again and reopen it for use. This is how you solve the jail shortage. This is how you can do it.
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    Funny how Dems supposedly love government.............but hate police officers.

    With each passing day, the left in this world continues not to make sense.
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    Posted 06-16-2020 at 05:48 PM by case44 case44 is online now
 

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