Judges Plead Guilty in Scheme to Jail Youths for Profit. This is beyond reprehensible. These kids become labeled by society as criminal losers & end up fulfilling that prophesy by continuing on the path their whole lives. Another similar travesty is the role some schools are giving to the police they hire to protect the school. An minor infraction by a grade schooler lands him in front of a real judge instead of in the principal's office & then to detention school & the same fate results.
Smart Government policy in Maine: "In response to the growth in food stamp dependence, Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, recently established work requirements on recipients who are without dependents and able-bodied. In Maine, all able-bodied adults without dependents in the food stamp program are now required to take a job, participate in training, or perform community service.