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#211670 - 03/22/11 09:06 PM Re: Let's put the seniors in jail [Re: jabber]
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Stumbled over this thread again trying to add some filler and it made me laugh out loud so I figured maybe it would do the same for you all.
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#211723 - 03/24/11 10:26 AM Re: Let's put the seniors in jail [Re: chatty lady]
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Well, Chatty, I went back through some of it. Not sure what
you're laughing at. I've never been in a jail, so I can't comment on that or I shouldn't, if I did. But over these past
6 years, I've been in lots of nursing homes, from the upscale to the county poor. And I've witnessed residents who've been
admitted and forgotten about. Some shouldn't even be where they
are. Their families don't want any part of them, they put these
people in a county home, and never visit them again. I got in trouble because people thought I visited my friend too much.
But I know in my heart, if the tables were turned, she would've
visited me as much, if not more. And I've seen reports on TV
News Magazines, where jails were outfitted like vacation resorts.
AND THAT'S THE TRUTH!!!
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#212051 - 04/12/11 06:26 AM Re: Let's put the seniors in jail [Re: jabber]
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Have you seen ot heard of the new prison in, I believe it's Peoria, Illinois??? You would dirty your nickers. It looks just like a country club, and the truth now, if I were a man and homeless I would comnmit a crime just to be sent there. It is absolutely discusting...The cells have screen doors to the outside and they have chefs making meals... NO baloney sandwiches there. Check it out!
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#212056 - 04/12/11 09:40 AM Re: Let's put the seniors in jail [Re: chatty lady]
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Chatty,
I've seen TV documentaries about fancy prisons over the last
several years. Guess that's where I got the idea those [JAIL] facilities were on par WITH some country clubs. Pun intended!
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#212060 - 04/12/11 03:22 PM Re: Let's put the seniors in jail [Re: jabber]
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Chatty, Jabber and all,

I got interested in Chatty's discussion of palatial prisons because I live about 30 minutes from the Thompson Correctional Center in Thompson, Illinois. This is a prison former IL Gov. Rob Blagoyovich (sorry, I am sure that is spelled wrong) built in Northern Illinois in about 2002.

It is said to be much needed, as some of the State's existing prisons date from the late 1800's and are really costly to run -- not to mention obsolete. But once the prison was built, it developed the State had not budgeted money to staff it, so it has sat virtually empty since then.

Recently it came to national attention when Obama suggested moving the Gitmo detainees there... Though last I heard, I believe the Feds may still buy it, but it won't house the Gitmo prisoners, thank the Lord... Here's an article from a paper in the area, which I am sure is fairly reliable, discussing the current plans: Selling Thompson Prison to the Feds

Anyway, long story short, I had never heard that this was a palatial prison, so I went looking for more info.

And I came up with a clarifying article from good ol' Snopes, which I think will clear all of this up. The Snopes article, which I have linked to below, says this palatial prison DOES exist, but it is not located in the US, though various stories have been written saying that it is in Chicago -- the new Cook County Correctional Center -- or Peoria, IL.

Actually it is located in AUSTRIA. So we can't blame this one on Obama or any other US-based politico.

Here is the Snopes link, which hopefully should clarify things: Palatial Prison And, based on the supplied pictures, I would say it looks like a nice place...
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#212096 - 04/14/11 09:16 AM Re: Let's put the seniors in jail [Re: Anne Holmes]
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I don't think they should build palace-type prisons; where's the
punishment factor in that?
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