I just spent sixty days in the jailhouse, for the crime of havin' no dough, no.
Now here I am, back out on the streets, for the crime of having nowhere to go.
Welcome to the ownership society:
DETROIT - One measure of how tough times are in the Motor City: Some of the offenders in jail don't want to be released; some who do get out promptly re-offend to head back where there's heat, health care and three meals a day.
"For the first time, I'm seeing guys make a conscious decision they'll be better off in prison than in the community, homeless and hungry," said Joseph Williams of New Creations Community Outreach, which assists ex-offenders. "In prison they've got three hots and a cot, so they commit a crime to go back in and come out when times are better."
As an aside, I wonder if taxpayer dollars are funding New Creations Community Outreach. Wouldn't want those prisoners to have religious freedom, y'know, so I do hope Uncle Sam is tearing down the wall between church and state while raising more prison walls.
If this ain't the best country on God's green Earth, than tell me what is!