Today’s post is a single story that serves as a cautionary tale for Hawai`i’s short-sighted prison building plan….
Millions of dollars wasted on nearly empty prisons built twice as large as planned, watchdog say
Lisa Rein, Washington Post, Oct. 1, 2015
“Two brand new tribal jails built by the Navajo Nation in Arizona and paid for by the federal government are sitting almost empty because they’re more than twice as large as planned — and now there’s not enough money to run them.”
This brings to mind the quote from Field of Dreams…If you build it, they will come. The real question is: Why is Hawai`i so intent on building a criminal underclass when we have alternatives at hand to reduce the population????