ZG: It isn't cheaper to house people in homeless shelters than burbs.
CC: You have to pay for supervision in prison.
ZG: But they make prisoners work for each minute at fifteen dollars.
CC: That seems kind of unAmerican. Not historically but in terms of what Merabin values serve us.
ZG: How do you figure that?
CC: During industrial development more people are getting jobs and spending money on manufactured goods in local stores; the North manufactured things that were relevant to the economy while their customers grew the economy by finding employment.
ZG: Its vocational training!
CC: Released prisoners don't have access to the kinds of jobs they had in prison.
ZG: They have to work to buy snacks from the prison - their meals are inedible!
CC: Enslaving some one convicted of a crime is constitutional; giving them inedible food is not.
ZG: It will keep them alive.
CC: Then why can't you give that to people in homeless shelters?
ZG: They'd prefer to be homeless. Most would prefer homelessness to prison.
CC: But the homeless are able to hold a job. They're eligible for employment
ZG: Its supposed to be unpleasant so that people don't commit crimes. If you kill somebody you're sentenced.
CC: What about supply and demand?
ZG: Prisons buy stuff. All those hoes you see in the store prisons have to buy to make their prisoners work.
CC: It's not about circulating demand. As soon as you don't spend wages you lose the whole thing.
ZG: What are you talking about?
CC: Yeah it's just the demand for capital. You've never heard of the owners of a house coming home while someone is robbing it? Robbers sometimes kill homeowners out of fear. They're doing it because their demand for a getaway is more important to them than the supply of excitement. Giving prisoners jobs uses more raw goods than leaving them idle; but not only does such fabrication stimulate rehabilitation, it makes the managers of corporations contracting with cops for prison labor richer - plutocracy is a threat to national financing per stock dividends.