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Costs Of Aging Inmates

I watched your program Monday night and had mixed feelings. The one thing I wanted to know was a comparison on costs to the government (and us) for these same medical expenses outside of prison to those you provided in prison. I understood the issues and problems and agreed until I heard the crimes some of these inmates committed. Knowing a couple of those seriously ill men were pedophiles made me angry and hateful, I only wished they did not get as good a treatment as they are getting. I did not feel as harsh against those found guilty of murder, but had I a loved one that was a victim I am sure I would feel the same towards them as I feel towards sexual predators, especially pedophiles. I saw that Gov. Schwarzenegger is looking towards Mexico to help relieve the problems, and I don't see that being a problem, except maybe security or corruption within the prison personnel. I am wondering costs could be offset if prisoners were given (money) points that could help them pay in an abstract way towards better health care and a more feasible way to be paroled after the age of 50 or so, or after being imprisoned for more than 10 years. I do have concerns for recidivism of sexual offenders. I can see how a sexual predator could easily be the ideal prisoner, if there are no temptations in prison, but even as an old, sickly man, I feel they can and will likely be tempted to recommit sexual crimes more than other prisoners that have spent time well in prison.

January 26, 2010 at 7:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )