Can Haiti use chain gangs or work gangs?

Georges Valme - April 1 2012, 9:26 PM

The purpose of chain gangs or work gangs are to serve as a deterrent to crime, punishment, societal restitution for the cost of housing, feeding, and guarding the inmates.

The money earned by work performed goes to offset prison expenses by providing a large workforce at no cost for government projects.

A chain gang is a group of prisoners chained together to perform menial or physically challenging work. This system existed primarily in the southern parts of the United States
Two ankle shackles attached to each other by a short length of chain are known as a hobble or as leg irons.

These could be chained to a much longer chain with several other prisoners, creating a work crew known as a chain gang.
A group of prisoners working outside prison walls under close supervision, but without chains, is a work gang.
In a country 98% deforested and a lot of prisoners in Haitian jails living in terrible conditions, by using these prisoners either to replant the country or to clean the street of Port-au-Prince will be a win occasion for everyone.

These prisoners can be offered to have the choice to join the chain gang or work gang and earn points to shorten their time of release and to learn a trade while in jail, especially in the environmental issues of Haiti which will lead them to a job after there release

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Jean Pierre Alexandre says...

Good idea,but our polititians will be the first. Politicians in Haiti are first class criminals,i don't remember ounce in my life a good polititian in Haiti. more »

Toulimen Legrand says...

Jean-Pierre, this is a mafia country and Dessalines died in vain for Haiti. I don't waste my time anymore thinking about those cursed subservient politichiens. Another earthquake will wipe out those evil forces soon. They just signed some convention more »