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  1. 26 Aug '10 01:03
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tent_city#Maricopa_County_Jail_Modification

    Maricopa County Jail Modification

    33°25′40″N 112°07′26″W / 33.427713°N 112.123775°W / 33.427713; -112.123775 (Maricopa County tent jail)

    Prior to the election of Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 1993, the prisoner population in Maricopa County Jail, Arizona, the 4th largest jail system in the world[25], exceeded the maximum number of inmates allowed in its facilities. Prisoners were routinely released from custody prior to completing their sentence due to the overcrowding. In a study conducted in 1993 it was estimated that construction of a new facility would cost approximately $70,000,000. Sheriff Arpaio, concerned about the cost of a new facility and reasoning that military tents were good enough for the men and women of the U.S. armed forces who fought in Operation Desert Storm, ordered that a Tent Jail be constructed utilizing inmate labor [26]. It consisted of Korean War era tents donated by the United States armed forces, and a 50 ft (15.4 m) observation tower with a vacancy sign mounted on the front. The final cost of the project was approximately $100,000 and it is capable of housing over 2400 Inmates.

    All inmates housed outside in the open tents (N yard for males and O yard for females) are "volunteers" in the "Working Inmate Program" and must agree to work an assigned job and comply with the Sheriff's grooming standards. Inmates who decline to work or refuse to groom themselves are relocated inside a hardened facility along with the rest of the jail population..
  2. 26 Aug '10 01:04
    and for recidivists, we could sink large culverts for them to reside in, and toss food in once in a while.
  3. 26 Aug '10 01:06
    H. I. McDunnough's parole hearing:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiiS9ykuDW4
  4. 26 Aug '10 01:08
    BTW, that vid is another example of Southern dialect for ATY's collection.
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    26 Aug '10 01:10
    Oh THAT sounds secure, yep! Those hardened criminals will never get out of there!

    People, isn't it obvious our laws are unreasonable? We cannot imprison everyone! The overcrowding is because we allow the government to overcontrol us!
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    26 Aug '10 01:12
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    BTW, that vid is another example of Southern dialect for ATY's collection.
    How thoughtful!
  7. 26 Aug '10 01:14
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    How thoughtful!
    Raising Arizona is one of the greatest movies of all time! it should have won an Oscar!
  8. 26 Aug '10 01:16
    well, the winner in 1987 was The Last Emperor. Maybe it should have won over R.AZ.

    but if they'd held out for a 1988 release it'd have been a shoo-over against Rain Man, the '88 winner!
  9. 26 Aug '10 01:18
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    How thoughtful!
    i think your postgrad advisor would appreciate a bit of Coen Brothers humor.
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    26 Aug '10 01:40
    No wonder those three thugs escaped Arizona prison not long ago.
  11. 26 Aug '10 01:50
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    No wonder those three thugs escaped Arizona prison not long ago.
    You do understand the difference between a prison and a jail, right?
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    26 Aug '10 02:07 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by cheshirecatstevens
    You do understand the difference between a prison and a jail, right?
    Oops, my mistake. Apparently BOTH the jails AND the prisons are unable to hold their prisoners.

    EDIT

    Wait a sec...they escaped from Arizona State Prison. This thread is about cheap prisons in Arizona. What's the problem?
  13. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    26 Aug '10 10:25
    Originally posted by cheshirecatstevens
    You do understand the difference between a prison and a jail, right?
    There's a difference?
  14. 26 Aug '10 11:03
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    There's a difference?
    yes, if you use one of them in a certain context, like aty did, you get a visit from a grammar nazi.
  15. 26 Aug '10 11:04
    btw, what are we discussing here?

    it seems to have degenerated into nonsense.