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SaintLouieWoman
07-09-2011, 04:30 PM
This was sent by a friend, one of those emails that they urge you to foward. I generally don't, but this one got me thinking.

I've sold equipment to governmental agencies for some time, including prisons. Quite often employees would talk about wanting to do even more for the prisoners, to make things more comfy for them.

SR and I have done pet therapy in nursing homes and I headed an outrech program for the STL Zoo taking animals to nursing homes. Some were good, others not so good.

I'm wondering why more resources are devoted to the comfort level of the prisoners vs providing top drawer care for our seniors who have been law abiding, productive members of society. Their crime, I guess, Is getting old.


Here's the way it should be:
>
> Let's put the seniors in jail and the criminals in nursing homes.
>
> This would correct two things in one motion:
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> Seniors would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.
>

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> They would receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical
> Treatment, wheel chairs, etc.
>
> They would receive money instead of having to pay it out.
>
> They would have constant video monitoring, so they would be helped
> instantly... If they fell or needed assistance.
>
> Bedding would be washed twice a week and all clothing would be ironed and
> returned to them.
>
> A guard would check on them every 20 minutes.
>
> All meals and snacks would be brought to them.
>
> They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.
>
>
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> They would have access to a library, weight/fitness room, spiritual
> counseling, a pool and education...and free admission to in-house concerts by
> nationally recognized entertainment artists.
>
> Simple clothing - ie. Shoes, slippers, pj's - and legal aid would be free,
> upon request.
>

>
> There would be private, secure rooms provided for all with an outdoor
> exercise yard complete with gardens.
>
> Each senior would have a P.C., T.V., phone and radio in their room at no
> cost.
>
> They would receive daily phone calls.
>
> There would be a board of directors to hear any complaints and the ACLU
> would fight for their rights and protection.
>
> The guards would have a code of conduct to be strictly adhered to, with
> attorneys available, at no charge to protect the seniors and their families
> from abuse or neglect.
>
> As for the criminals:
>
> They would receive cold food.
>
> They would be left alone and unsupervised.
>
> They would receive showers once a week.
>
> They would live in tiny rooms, for which they would have to pay $5,000 per
> month.
>
> They would have no hope of ever getting out.
>
> "Sounds like justice to me!"

txradioguy
07-09-2011, 04:48 PM
I've lived in barracks rooms that would be considered unfit living conditions for criminals.

What's wrong with that picture?

noonwitch
07-11-2011, 11:26 AM
The inmates can't be put in the nursing home my grandma was in! It was way too nice. It was expensive, too.

They took very good care of Grandma, but she also had daily visits from Grandpa and weekly visits from my mom, who is a nurse. My mom reviewed her medications-nursing homes like to use unnecessary medications. In this case, they prescribed anti-depressants when Grandma had a bad day, which only made her drugged up.