MANY POOR MOTHERS CAUGHT IN THE NET
Prisons ask for alternatives to jailing deadbeat parents COLUMBUS, Ohio —
Prisons officials are asking lawmakers to consider alternatives to putting deadbeat parents behind bars, where they don't earn much money and continue failing to support their children.
The 601 men and 24 women sent to prison in 2004 for not paying child support made $12 to $18 a month working prison jobs, while taxpayers paid about $63 a day for each prisoner's shelter, food, clothing and medical care.
"We strongly think each child should receive the support they are due," said Andrea Dean, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
"But we also understand there are going to be some deadbeat dads or parents for whom, if they had an opportunity, an alternative sanction other than prison would be a good option."
About 2.5 percent of inmates admitted to prisons in 2004 were felony child support cases.
Prisons officials want lawmakers to consider work release or other programs that would allow nonviolent child support violators to work under supervision. They say those options could help alleviate crowding and save taxpayers the $23,000 each prisoner costs annually.
Some officials in charge of collecting child support payments say they go through many options before cases are even prosecuted. The Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency tries punishments such as suspending drivers' licenses, withholding money from paychecks and seizing bank accounts before filing charges, agency head Anthony Bond said.
"We've exhausted every possible administrative and judicial remedy before we do this," he said.
I just want to point out that this is not true in the case of mothers that they have exhausted every possible administrative and judicial remedy before they put them in jail.
Sadly this is more propaganda.
Since most mothers have custody of their children, even though every year that number decreases due to gender neutralized feminists and mens/fathers rights advocates, who have pushed for more mothers to lose custody, they have fewer women compared to men to jail for NOW.
YET to get ANY women in the net which they need to satisfy calls for women to go to jail by gender equity advocates, they jail women for lesser amounts or time then men...
For instance, I have heard about a mother who was jailed for missing even ONE PAYMENT or being a little late. Actually a woman in New Jersey was jailed for missing one payment, her second husband had to bail her out.
Another woman on a board I used to post on was locked up to an electronic device, where she could only go to work each day, no where else, and they just took her check for child support.
She hasn't been allowed to see her children in three years. This was in Georgia or Alabama.
Anyway, I don't want any mothers to think these gender neutralized beasts will be satified until as many women are in jail as men... that is their ultimate goal.
Actually mens/fathers rights advocates lobbied to have the amount of child support that became a felony lowered...just so they could have more mothers targeted. Most men who are finally arrested owed many thousands, women much less.
So even though many have admitted that women make less money when they have children, mothers are still subject to prison for not being able to pay enough child support.
So this is our future if we continue allowing gender neutralized feminists to claim to represent mothers' interest or speak on any public policy forums in our name.