Obviously the Budget Gap in OK is No Longer a Problem!

Why else would they waste time on inane laws like this? According to the OK Dept. of  Corrections website, the yearly cost of one inmate is ~$16,500, with around 24,000 people incarcerated today in the state. Another fun fact? “Oklahoma Correctional Industries generates between $15 million and $17 million in annual sales revenues”

Well, I guess it’s a good thing that we’ve decided making hashish, a by-product of marijuana, will now be a life sentence in OK. Can’t have those private prisons losing money or, god forbid, not getting their payments from the taxpayers.

Keep in mind, that I can’t even find statistics for hash use in Oklahoma. So, just to recap, we have no money for private prisons, no documented problem with hashish and yet we’re still determined to enforce a mandatory life sentence for the “crime”.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: