Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
If you need to ask, you can't afford it.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


       

Remote prisoner rehabilitation

Prisoners work remotely
  (+2, -1)
(+2, -1)
  [vote for,
against]

Prisoners now take hotel reservations from prison. I think it would be great if they could operate equipment and processes remotely as well. Trash collection robots are mentioned elsewhere on this site. The robots would have a camera on them and the operators could be prisoners who would operate the machines from the prisons -- like unmanned aerial vehicle operators fly the machines in Iraq, from locations in the US -- rather than risk getting hit by a fast car as the prisoners manually collect the trash on the side of the road. Prisoners could also operate other machinery, such as a farm equipment and a multitude of other things remotely (under observation and management of course), in order to prepare for a later career after freedom is acquired. Via remote operation, the expense of transporting guards and prisoners to sites would be reduced or eliminated; the prisoners would have access to a much greater variety of training than the prison machine shop, laundry or kitchen, etc. The same principle could be applied to anyone needing to learn a trade such as the handicapped, those who cannot drive to a site, remote sites that need skills not available locally, etc. Of course this would also mean that the skill could be off shored to remote operators as well; unions may not like the idea either.
Sunstone, Mar 29 2009

Controversial trash man Controversial_20Trash_20Man
Robot trash collector [Sunstone, Mar 29 2009]

Made in the USA by convicts http://lpa.igc.org/lpv24/lp3.htm
Jobs held by prisoners [Sunstone, Mar 29 2009]

[link]






       I don't know about that. People that are in for a long time might be persuaded with a little extra privilidge (sp?). I think it is a splendid Idea.   

       Could make an interesting movie also. When the prisoners make the farm equipment break down prison walls.
zeno, Mar 31 2009
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle