Sunday February 15, 2009 “It may sound just like any other business school class, but the students are surrounded by the high fences and razor wire of the Cleveland Correctional Facility, just north of Houston.”
Drug dealers are being taught to become legitimate businessmen.
Say this kind of educational program turns out to be really good at turning prisoners into legitimate businesspeople. The percentage who go back to prison drops considerably. And similar programs for incarcerated juveniles keep many of them from becoming adult criminals.
Many people who want to reduce crime will hate it. The ex-criminals will be seen as unfair competition.
Just as Jewish college students were seen in the past, and Asian-Americans in the present.
***Mild sore throat, mild aches. I skipped MinnSpec (Twin Cities sf writers Meetup).
I did go out shopping, much later. I had to — I was almost out of teabags.
Learned that Cub has two brands of teabags cheaper than Aldi’s. One, shelved with other teas, is distributed by the company that owns Cub. The really cheap one is on the $2 or less shelves (which not long ago were the $1 or less shelves.)