The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Prison is cheaper

He's been convicted more than once. He's admitted to molesting more children that he's been ever been charged in connection with. And he's labeled a "sexually violent predator". But he's free, at a cost of $30,000 a month to tax payers and the safety of children everywhere.

According to his neighbors, Rasmuson is living in a mobile home on the fenced acreage while repairs are being made to the house he’s renting on the land. Though the 47-year-old is employed, Rasmuson is still paying the state back for previous care and financial support, meaning taxpayers are also footing the $4,500 monthly rent on the $1.5 million property. In addition, according to the state’s Department of Mental Health, there’s an $800 daily expense for the court-ordered security detail assigned to protect him—for his safety and that of his neighbors. The current set-up is costing taxpayers close 
to $30,000 a month from the state’s general funds.

Seriously, read the entire article.
And then tell me why this is justifiable, when prison would be cheaper and safer.