May 14, 2003

Quote of the Day

From the Irascible Professor (aka Dr. Mark H. Shapiro):

"The guard-to-inmate ratio for our prisons is much higher than the faculty-to-student ratios for our college systems."

-- It's Cheaper to Send Someone to Penn State Than to State Pen!

By the way, though I don't always agree with him, I always enjoy reading the Irascible Professor's sharp and often funny commentary. Though he's a bit cranky at times (well after all, he prides himself on his irascibility), he's never unfair or mean-minded.

Posted by Invisible Adjunct at May 14, 2003 01:30 AM

Well, the ratio is not surprising, considering that inmates should be more dangerous, and the 24/7 coverage required. However, the other point (a dangerous and evil prison guard union) is quite legitimate. We have a growing prison-industrial complex in our contry. It's effects aren't good.

Posted by: Barry at May 14, 2003 01:24 PM