Thursday, December 3, 2009

Put the DOC on probation

We learn today from the Globe that the budget for correction agencies has increased over the past ten years and is now larger than higher education, social services and public health. The 1.2 billion spent this year to incarcerate 11,000 in state prisons and 14,000 in local jails. All this while the number of inmates has not significantly increased. It is estimated that around 10,000 inmates are non violent drug offenders.

A probation employee was busted last week for selling OxyContin in a school and park zone. Her man was also arrested and charged with 12 counts of distribution.

Details of a probation officer on the North Shore are still coming in, but it appears that an employee has been charged with embezzling 2 million from the probation department... more to follow

Framingham will NOT be getting any money from the State, as it has in past years, for hosting the woman's prison here in Framingham. In past years, it's been around 75,000.

The entire system needs to be put on probation. Agencies should be forced into accounting for every freaking dollar.


At December 3, 2009 at 10:45 AM , Blogger Worried 01701 said...

The crooks are overseeing the criminals! Now doesn't that make for a good laugh!!

At December 3, 2009 at 2:47 PM , Blogger Angry in Framingham said...

The corrections department sounds like it is run by the same people running the state. Nothing that is run by state government her in MA runs ethically, responsibly, or efficiently. I challenge anyone to show me a department that does here in MA.

At December 3, 2009 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Framingham resident said...

If this state were a business, then we would have gone bankrupt and been shut down or put in receivership by now. So we know that, and I think most people agree that is true, now, what do we do about it? How many more stories like this one can we read before we just become immune to how insane this all is, or are we already at that point?

At December 3, 2009 at 3:26 PM , Blogger Abra said...

Skip probation for the department. Lets just kick the state employees out and hire a private company to run this for us. I bet we would save lots and lots of money and have a better run system than we do now.


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