Apparently, selling San Quentin is the state of California's latest plan to solve the budget crisis. So who in the world would want to buy a prison, anyway? Maybe some members of the mafia might have an interest in buying the keys to a few jail cells, but other than criminals, why would anyone want to own a prison?

Can you see the conversation at your next dinner party? What do you do for a living, Joe? "Oh, I own san Quentin. I go down there on the weekends for some good food and entertainment. I'm thinking of switching to a time-share model. People can buy ownership of individual prisoners, or adopt-a-prisoner and give them as gifts for the holidays."

Before the San Quentin thing, there was talk of selling Alcatraz too. Now at least that's an empty prison with some 360 degree ocean views.

I'm starting to think these people in California just don't like to incarcerate people. Good grief, what's next?  Legalized marijuana?


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