Received this from a friend today. With health care the way it is, this actually sounds like a pretty good deal for seniors compared to what they have now. Prison inmates on the other hand are very well taken care of. So the logic is: "Commit a crime and have great health care?" Maybe it would be a good thing for them to switch places.
What if we put the seniors in jail, and the criminals in a nursing home?
This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies, and walks. They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc. and they'd receive money instead of paying it out. They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them. A guard would check on them every 20 minutes, and bring their meals and snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose. They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool, and education. Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, P.J.'s and legal aid would be free, on request. Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens. Each senior could have a P.C. a T.V. radio, and daily phone calls. There would be a board of directors, to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct, that would be strictly adhered to.
The "criminals" would get cold food, be left all alone, and unsupervised, lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week. Live in a tiny room, and pay $5000.00 per month and have no hope of ever getting out.
Justice for all.
It makes more sense than the way it is set up now. Law abiding seniors are treated like criminals and suffer from abuse and neglect while criminals are treated like kings. Just saying!