Okay, even though I'm away from the Volunteer State, I still get perturbed with some of the idiocy that periodically erupts there. Maybe it's clowns like Stacey Campfield, Joe Armstrong, and some of the other politicos do something utterly amazing.
But this one now comes from Anderson County, just northwest of Knoxville.
It seems that the county wants to charge prisoners in the county jail for personal items: toilet paper, razor blades, shaving cream, sanitary napkins, and even jailbird clothing.
Now I'm not one for coddling lawbreakers, but it seems to me that this is going too far! Consider that most prisoners are strapped for funds, anyway. Where's this toilet paper money going to come from?
Prisoners' families, that's who. And if a prisoner has no one, then he's literally s*** out of luck.
Jesus, how stupid can this get? Does this count as cruel and unusual punishment?
Where does the concept of being nice come in?
Damn, that's a foreign idea.
So what's going to happen when a guy gets the trots, or a woman has her monthlies? Will they charge for showers next?
The best I can say is: don't screw up in Anderson County.