Crime and Punishment Prison Prison Policy

Oh, Yeah, and There’s Arsenic In the Drinking Water


No, not your drinking water.
The drinking water that is the only water allowed he inmates in one of California’s prisons, namely Kern Valley.

The LA Times has the report this morning. But those of us who get collect calls from inmates have been hearing tales of hideous drinking water in various prisons in addition to that of Kern County. But little has been reported.

Good for the Times for doing a balanced job.

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  • I suspect that the arsenic levels in the water are perfectly acceptable to humans although so-called activists wouldn’t be happy until there were no levels–something that is almost impossible and isn’t necessary. The extra cost to make the water perfect, especially given no health risks, just isn’t worth it.

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