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September 26, 2011

"California To Allow Prisoners To Serve Sentences Online"

Onion The title of this post is the amusing headline of this story in The Onion:

Faced with a mandate to cut the state's prison population by 30,000, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced Monday it would begin allowing prisoners to serve their sentences online.

"Inmates are required to log in promptly every morning at 6 a.m.," CDCR secretary Matthew Cate said. "But make no mistake, this is not some online holiday resort prison. Offenders spend at least eight hours a day entering data and can only see visitors in the chat room once a week.  The real advantage of the Internet penitentiary is that it streamlines the entire corrections process, allowing a standard five-year sentence to be completed electronically in as little as three weeks."

Cate added that while there was still a problem with prison rape, inmates could report an assault or any other issue by clicking on the "Ask the Warden" button

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LOL talk about stupidity in govt! Isn't this the same but of idots! who won't lot calif sex offenders to even go to the state's sex offender website? Not even to make sure the same set of IDIOTS! managed to put in the info right!

Posted by: rodsmith | Sep 27, 2011 2:26:14 AM

rodsmith, your message seems to indicate that you are taking this post seriously. The Onion is a very widely read publication specializing in satire and parody. Relax.

bruce

Posted by: bruce cunningham | Sep 27, 2011 5:33:21 AM

i take any opinion piece that is shown to 100's of thousands of people and can effect the entire country. Now that thise idiots have come up with the ideal. I'm sure SOMEWHERE there is a retard of a politican who as wel type is saying


"That's a great ideal! let's try it!"

Posted by: rodsmith | Sep 27, 2011 12:47:03 PM

Swift's Law strikes again.

Posted by: Kent Scheidegger | Sep 27, 2011 4:32:44 PM

In fairness to rodsmith, a number of news stories over the years have made me think that the story **should be** something ripped from the pages of The Onion, rather than from a reality-based publication. (Sometimes the boundaries between reality and The Onion seem a bit more porous than they should be.)

Posted by: guest | Sep 27, 2011 5:13:25 PM

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