Jails vs Nursing Homes
Here's the way it should be:
Let's put the seniors in jail and the criminals in nursing homes. This would correct two things in one action:
Seniors would have access to showers, hobbies and walks. They would receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheelchairs, etc. They would receive money instead of having to pay it out. They would have constant video monitoring, so they would be helped instantly if they fell or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them. A guard would check on them every 20 minutes. All meals and snacks would be brought to them, and they would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.
They would have access to a library, weight/fitness room, spiritual counseling, a pool and education, and free admission to in-house concerts by nationally recognized entertainment artists. Simple clothing -- shoes, slippers, pj's -- and legal aid would be free, upon request. There would be private, secure rooms provided for all with an outdoor exercise yard complete with gardens. Each senior would have a P.C., TV, phone and radio in their room at no cost. They could receive daily phone calls. There would be a board of directors to hear any complaints, and the ACLU would fight for their rights and protection. The guards would have a code of conduct to be strictly adhered to in order to protect the seniors and their families from abuse or neglect.
As for the criminals, they would receive cold food. They would be left alone and unsupervised, locked in to a cold and uninviting room. They would receive showers once a week. They would live in tiny rooms, for which they would have to pay $5,000 per month. They would have no hope of ever getting out.
Sounds like justice to me.
Posted August 26, 2013