|Posted: July 15, 2014, 5:57 am - IP Logged|
The PA TRAP.
Work. Extremely important. You need work to live.
Now imagine someone makes a mistake. Pays their debt in however many years or whatever.
That person hits the pavement and most likely they burned some bridges. Not many people there for them, most likely.
Right from the door!
That person has this to deal with:
Supervision fees (To stay on the pavement)
Fees for drug tests (monthly or whatever)
Court costs and fines
You get practically nothing upon release (maybe 50.00 if you are lucky)
Even with a positive attitude, very few make it Six months or a year before they are violated. And a lot of them really give it a go but everything is stacked against them from the door. It is a sin and I feel for the ones who are actually trying.
It is how the system was designed.
It keeps the revolving door spinning and the beds full.
Last I checked, PA has 26 State Correctional Facilities with more planned.
We are a Prison State in PA. They are springing up like 7/11’s everywhere. Very scary if you ask me.
There has got to be a better way. I would bet on it and I don’t even gamble anymore.
It is similar in all States