Monday, January 25, 2010

Schwarzenegger's Idea for Budget Cuts - Send Prisoners to Mexico?

Just when I was beginning to think the governator wasn't so bad, he comes up with this very offensive and dangerous idea. He probably hasn't seen the inside of the Mexican prison.


Schwarzenegger: Send prisoners to Mexico

January 25, 2010 | 2:50 pm by
Shane Goldmacher in Sacramento

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger floated a different approach to trimming down California’s bloated prison budget on Monday: pay Mexico to build new prisons and ship off California’s incarcerated illegal immigrants south of the border.

The Republican governor has pushed to house California inmates out-of-state before -- but never in a different country.

“We can do so much better in the prison system alone if we can go and take inmates, for instance the 20,000 inmates that are illegal immigrants that are here, and get them to Mexico,” Schwarzenegger said during a question-and answer session at the Sacramento Press Club. “Think about it.”

It’s cheaper to build prisons in Mexico, Schwarzenegger reasoned, and it’s cheaper to staff them there to to complete LAT article


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