Sheriff offers up inmates to build Trump wall

  • Sheriff offers up inmates to build Trump wall

Sheriff offers up inmates to build Trump wall

A MA sheriff has suggested prison inmates from around the United States should build Donald Trump's proposed wall along the Mexican border.

A MA county sheriff thinks he has a better idea.

"All the sheriff seems to be putting forward is an inhumane treatment of enslaving inmates to perpetuate a fear and perpetuate lies of what immigration means or what undocumented immigration means in this country", said Joseph Curtatone, Somerville, Massachusetts mayor.

Rotolo clarified that the ACLU supports programs of rehabilitation for inmates-such as job training-that have a positive track record, but said Hodgson's proposition is not one of those.

"I can think of no other project that would have such a positive impact on our inmates and our country than building this wall", he said in his at his inauguration ceremony Wednesday, the Washington Examiner reported.

"It's most likely unconstitutional". A local sheriff is offering that service to the future commander-in-chief.

Hodgson's office did not return a request for comment from the Daily News Friday, and a spokeswoman for the Trump transition team did not immediately confirm that the President-elect had received a "formal offer" from the sheriff. "It's also likely an attempt by Sheriff Hodgson just to ride this wave and become famous nationally".

"At a time when we are having a serious conversation in this state about criminal justice reform and ways to reduce recidivism, I feel that this proposal misses the mark".

She said the ACLU was poised to oppose the plan at every level, including going to court if necessary. ACLU's Laura Rótolo, told the Boston Globe.

"The idea of using modern-day slave labor to send people thousands of miles away from their MA home to build a wall to keep out other vulnerable populations, it's just preposterous", Rótolo said. Mexican officials have balked at the idea of funding the wall.

Darling, the Bristol County Sheriff's Department spokesman, stressed that only inmates who volunteer for the work program will be called on. The sheriff did not address who would pay for transportation, housing and secure locales, or how numerous 1,100 inmates now housed at the Bristol County Jail would be eligible for the work program. Hodgson, he said, hopes to be shovel-ready within six months to a year.