Monday, September 5, 2011

Meth lab clean ups: Who should pay?

Or more to the point who should do the work? The often times politically connected professional lab clean up specialists have priced themselves out of the market now that the federal grants to pay their tabs have been exhausted. Some in Jackson county are suggesting using county jail inmates for cleaning meth lab sites.

"Unless the job requires some kind of great skill or training (which I doubt)", says one commenter, "I don't have a problem with using inmate labor to do meth lab clean ups. We use them to pick up trash on the side of the road and we should expand their use. Call it 'community service' or something and pay 'em minimum wage. A full eight hour shift at minimum wage covers the $25 a day for their incarceration that they're ordered to pay [already] and it keeps them from being such parasites on the counties' taxpayers. Win win, in my opinion."