Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Jailhouse Rocks in the Head
Several state legislators including Judiciary Chairman Michael Lawlor (D-East Haven) took a tour of Willard Correctional to get a first-hand look at prison overcrowding. That would be terrific, because prison overcrowding naturally leads to choreographed dancing.
Shockingly, Lawlor concurs with Correctional employees unions that the prisons are over crowded and more money needs to be dumped into the system.
"I think what we saw today really confirms our worst suspicions," Lawlor said gravely. Naturally, this will precede the predictably renewed calls for the release of "non-violent" criminals, to make room for the really really bad ones. In the meantime, folks like Lawlor continue to maintain that withholding parole is a bad idea while refusing to take any legislative action on criminal justice reform.
Perhaps Connecticut's prison population is high. Perhaps an inmate can't comfortably make another inmate his bitch in the gang showers without some of his friends awkwardly staring during the intimate moment. I'm searching for some sympathy here.
If you ask me, it's high time we went back to the good old days of exporting our criminals to Virginia. I think it worked pretty good before. That way we can keep ALL the criminals locked up while reducing the inmate-per-exposed toilet ratio here in our local prisons. Think of all the cool dance moves they can bring back to Connecticut...