AZ newspaper foolishly hammers use of inmate labor

A felony is committed. With diligent police work, the perpetrator is located and arrested. Next, evidence is presented as the defendant is tried, found guilty and sentenced to prison time.  It‘s an unfortunate scenario, repeated with increasing regularity across the United States, as leftist elected DA’s have implemented catch and release policies, if they impose any penalties at all. Law Enforcement Today acknowledges the steep rise in crime in 2022 as police departments are defunded.

Arizona’s dying leftist newspaper has printed a weeklong series of articles bemoaning the fact that incarcerated prisoners are being “exploited” as outside laborers. Presumably the lunatics/editors running the asylum/newspaper would prefer the inmates stay in their cells around the clock. The reports focus on the inmates doing manual labor rather than office work and instead of building their resumes, as they provide labor to cities and towns, which the four reporters who collaborated on a recent report, view as allowing towns to “live beyond their means” since the criminals are paid low wages. Taxpayers provide inmates lodging, food, clothing, soap, shampoo, toothpaste and the system the newspaper berates allows them to be out of the prison complex, where juries sent them for crimes they inflicted on innocent citizens. A stand-alone blurb states, “Using cheap prison labor keep maintenance costs low in this Cochise County city of 3,213. But what about the inmates’ needs?”


The inmates lost their right to freedom when they chose to engage in lives of crime. The likelihood of these criminals desiring to stay in their cells is remote. Reporters Joseph Darius Jaafari, Jimmy Jenkins, Justin Price and Geoff Hing earn their salaries writing drivel. 

But it doesn’t stop there. The newspaper is actually recruiting people who have been incarcerated to relate their “experiences and opinions” for future exposés. SRAZ has chosen to omit the absurd link. Instead we direct our readers to the far more reputable New York Post‘s report by Isabel Vincent, “How George Soros funded progressive ‘legal arsonist’ DAs behind US crime surge.“ It reveals the funding the multi-billionaire socialist has been infusing into undermining prosecutor’s and law enforcement agencies throughout the nation for years. We urge you to read it. Knowledge is power.

7 Responses to AZ newspaper foolishly hammers use of inmate labor

  1. Braveheart says:

    If any of these concerned reporters were the victims of the criminals they worry about, they would be less compassionate. Chances are the inmates are not forced to work. It’s a good bet they choose to breathe fresh air and get exercise.

  2. Frankly Speaking says:

    Inmates are far down on my list of concerns. They are where they belong based on the severity of crimes they committed. Being able to work outdoors is a bonus they should be grateful for.

  3. D.B. Cooper says:

    Journalism school is where normal brains marinate in leftism, graduating fools. That’s why the Arizona Republic is a leftist relic. Subscriptions have been dropping for years. Imagine what type of geniuses choose a major with no future.

    • Rambling Rose says:

      Newspaper? What’s a newspaper? Haven’t bought or subscribed to one in years. News is now instant and free. Even Dear Abby and the crossword puzzles are available online.

  4. Seeing Red AZ says:

    Joseph Bickley, Sr.,
    As our unpaid editor your suggestion about uncapitalizing the word socialist as we have done with “democrat” and its derivatives is well taken. It is now bearing a lowercase “s.” Thanks for your keen eye and excellent judgement. Your friends at SRAZ.

  5. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    AZ Attorney General Candidate Padded Campaign With Fraudulent Fundraising Numbers, Name Change And Dishonest Resume

    Republican Briefs posted this major reveal of Abe Hamadeh after Election Day, too late for it too matter. This disgrace with little to recommend him is now the Republican candidate for Attorney General.
    Pres. Trump endorsed this fraud based on recommendations from paid consultants. I’m a strong conservative, but marking my ballot for this phony is a bridge too far for me. Can’t and won’t do it.

  6. hoi polloi boy says:

    My experience as a volunteer to a trail building organization is that inmates were exited to get out in the sunshine and help build trails. Ours were mostly low level offenders housed in the County jail. They helped a lot as strong young men and women can certainly out work a geezer like me.

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