Why Not Outsource Crime, Too?
Let's build American prisons in Mexico! Wait, let's not.
By Wells Dunbar,
9:25AM, Fri. Feb. 9, 2007
You've gotta be kidding me:
With so many nonviolent Mexican citizens clogging an increasingly jammed Texas prison system, a state lawmaker thinks it may be time for Texas to set up its own prison in Mexico.
"The plusses are that it's a heck of a lot less expensive to build and staff prisons down there," Sen. Craig Estes said. "They would be Texas-quality, and they'd roughly cost about half."
Minus a major crisis like re-redistricting or school finance, this is shaping up to be an exceedingly strange session. This is the kinda shit lawmakers imagine when left to their own devices?
It only makes sense. With proposals to ease prison overcrowding getting some airtime this session, it's only natural something like this come along, lest the balance be upset. There's a set amount of insanity in the Texas Legislature that must be preserved at all times.