This is a perfect example on how your taxes are being misspent. A Minnesota sex offender treatment facility bought two dozen new 50 inch plasma TVs for their treatment facility. Each one costs $2,200 – $1,500 for the TV plus $700 for mounting brackets.
The executive director of the sex offender treatment program defended the decision to buy the TVs by saying that the TVs have clinical value. Patients can be watched to see how they respond to what’s on TV and also helps to concentrate patients in one spot, making them easier to monitor at a time when staffing has been reduced.
However, Governor Tim Pawlenty has ordered the removal of the big flat screen TVs calling it “a bonehead decision.” The Governor also said that they could make do with smaller TVs.
Thank goodness, someone has common sense and is watching out for your money.