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Old 12-04-2009, 05:07 PM
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By law (Act 85 of 2005, found at 18 P.S. 11.101) in Pennsylvania, prisoners must pay a $60 fee before they can be released on parole. The DOC has 164 inmates who were approved for parole but lack the funds to pay this fee. So, now the state -- which is on the verge of bankruptcy --is paying a daily rate of $50 to keep each of these indigent prisoners. That's s... $246,000 a month on a meter that is unlikely to stop ticking any time soon.
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Wow...sometimes I'm so proud to be a Pennsylvanian...but this isn't one of those times...
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see politicians and the decisions thy make dont necessarily make sense ... but as long its not their own money that they blow but the tax payers moeny they dont seem to care .. keeping parolees that cant afford 60$ incarcerated for $50 daily rate doesnt speak of an ability to think any further than a pig craps .. (no pun intended)
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this is ridiculous. but then again so is our state & the system. doesnt surprise me.
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But the even sadder truth to the matter is when we petition the statesmen to do something...they look at us crossed eye...after all our men and women BELONG there is their thought. I tell you what...they can transfer them to my home....I'll get some bars on the windows and they can pay me the 50$ a day...then they can still have it their way...and the men will be out too...lol
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ok so now since that guy killed that penn hills cop, bet they put a hold on parole again
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I have not found any info that says Ronald Robinson was a parolee.
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according to the post gazette
Allegheny County detectives and Penn Hills police were able to locate Mr. Robinson early this morning. He was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet, and officials said they found weapons near Mr. Robinson's house.
Mr. Robinson has been arrested several times in the past, including on drug and firearms charges.
He pleaded guilty in 2005 to carrying a firearm without a license and was sentenced to 2-1/2 to 5 years in prison. He was paroled on Aug. 26, 2007, according to the state Department of Corrections.
Mr. Morton spent several years in prison on two separate burglary stints. He was incarcerated with the state from 1998 until 2002, and again from 2003 until January 2008 when he was paroled. However, he violated that parole in January of this year and was held an addtional two months
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