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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-05 07:55 PM
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135. OK well...
thanks for reply. I guess we shouldn't go into an all-out west coast vs. south debate here. The NC or CA forum might be the better place for it. I take issue with your touting CA as a noble example of good land-use planning. Because CA is such an extreme urban nightmare might be why some ideas to try to salvage it are popular.

Your casting of prisoners in the South seems straight out of that movie 'O Brother Where Art Thou?' set in the 40's. What I do know about the prisoners in the South today--they are NOT in "chain gangs"--they work in work crews under the same conditions as any crew on roads, cleanup etc. and I believe they make some money or tokens for the work. It might be more beneficial than TV (which I'm sure they have access to also). I don't know enough about it to know if this is different from other regions, but I don't believe it is less humane than other forms of correction. Guess we should take a poll of prisoners across the country? I mean this sincerely--I'm sure they'd have some definitive opinions.

Let's go elsewhere if u want to continue this. Peace, mg
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