Tuesday, June 05, 2007
The WalMart Solution
TX has found new uses for old state buildings and facilities. Turn them into prisons. The ones mentioned here seem appropriately suited, but there’s logically no reason why most deserted buildings couldn’t suffice, for some offenders and security levels anyway. We do the “old motel” thing a lot in OK for community corrections and minimum security, and it seems like I’ve heard of old “big box” buildings being used to house jail types (major supervision problems, as I recall). Maybe K-Mart could have a second life. Lord knows what might happen if WalMart gets into corr sent. Let’s just wait and see what Grits for Breakfast has to say about it.