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State Pen

A place for the nonviolent convicted.
 
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Hold a lottery among the fifty states. The state that loses gets all the prisoners. The state line becomes a prison wall/fence.

You could end up sentenced to New Jersey.

Maybe in each state a lottery between the counties.

You could end up sentenced to Morris County, New Jersey

(also under Other Smart Prison in annotation )

popbottle, Jan 04 2015

movie - Escape From New York http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082340/
[xandram, Jan 08 2015]

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       A solution in search of a problem.
Voice, Jan 05 2015
  

       Not really a solution even.
pocmloc, Jan 05 2015
  

       //The state that loses gets all the prisoners// Baked - Penn State, shirley?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 05 2015
  

       // sentenced to New Jersey //   

       Cruel and unusual punishment ?   

       Just having to listen to the bizarre attempts at verbal communication (which clearly isn't English) of Noo Joysie residents is in itself an acutely painful experience …
8th of 7, Jan 05 2015
  

       " Hold a lottery among the fifty states. "   

       Scarcely practical. What if California lost ? National crime rates would soar.   

       Conversely, a careful selection of state might drastically reduce crime.
normzone, Jan 05 2015
  

       // Penn State, shirley?   

       Penn State is not a state, it's a college, in State College.
tatterdemalion, Jan 05 2015
  

       "Ok Snake, this time we're sending you New Jersey. Hello, Plissken are you there?.. I think he hung up."   

       I find it strange that certain country near New Zealand has not yet been mentioned.
popbottle, Jan 05 2015
  

       ^Tasmania ? I hear they make a fine ballpoint.
FlyingToaster, Jan 05 2015
  

       No, Iceland. It's near New Zealand … as near, that is, as anyone would ever want to get.
8th of 7, Jan 05 2015
  

       Funny How no where is ever call Old Jersey or Old Zealand.   

       "in old New York..." sings Frank. sigh
popbottle, Jan 07 2015
  

       The 'old' ones don't demean themselves with a prefix, naturally.
pocmloc, Jan 07 2015
  

       Caption on side of ordinary writing pen:   

       "Use a casket to give this its most formal state of rest"
Vernon, Jan 07 2015
  

       //The 'old' ones don't demean themselves with a prefix, naturally//   

       The New Jersey is very definitely worse than the old one. It's role, so far as I can tell, is to prevent conflict between New York* and Philadelphia... if the spoils of war are New Jersey, then you have a profoundly effective deterrent. In England, the role of New Jersey is played by Warrington. Rival cities Liverpool and Manchester are held in permanent, grudging peace, like a boxing match where the protagonists are separated by a 4 ft trench full of dog waste.   

       *whether that is better or worse than the original York, is very much a matter of personal taste
bs0u0155, Jan 07 2015
  

       // Warrington ... a 4 ft trench full of dog waste. //   

       That's an insult to dog waste. Dog waste is MUCH nicer than Warrington.
8th of 7, Jan 08 2015
  

       Totally baked in the movie "Escape from New York"!! Well, not the lottery part if I remember or I don't, still, NYC was the big prison.
xandram, Jan 08 2015
  
      
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