So prisons are expensive, not any surprise there. Maintaining them is a burden on tax payers, and not a popular one either. With the prison population rising and costs becoming a major problem one needs to find a solution to this problem. Well why don't we charge the prisoners? They're the ones using the jail anyway. Or something like that. On the plus side this helps defray some of the cost of prison upkeep, on the downside you can exacerbate things by getting a newly released inmate, who may well have difficulty finding work, with additional debt.
So do we charge prisoners fees for stuff in prison?
|Yes, it's part of paying for your crime.:||0 (0.0%)|
|Well maybe for optional luxuries or something.:||8 (38.1%)|
|No, the last thing the poor need is more debt.:||11 (52.4%)|
|If the prison charges for a conjugal visit, does that count as state-sponsored prostitution?:||2 (9.5%)|
What do I think you ask? I realize micro-transactions are hip and what not, but I can't see this ending well. Feels too much like kicking someone while they're down.