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American Tax Dollars: U.S. Funds $7,500,000 for Foreign Prison Conditions

Your tax dollars at work. A new series of short clips on exactly how your tax dollars are being spent and where they are being appropriated around the globe.

Foreign prisons. You may have seen ‘Midnight Express’ and the conditions that existed in Turkey at the time. Or maybe heard about a wild night in Juarez that didn’t turn out the way the party-goers anticipated.

But, with $7,500,000 of U.S. Taxpayer’ dollars, I think some of these foreign prisons could buy some new showerheads or bedding items, to make the stays more comfortable for the criminals in their countries.

Some will argue that $7,500,000 isn’t much money, and to folks like Soros, it isn’t. But I’m sure the struggling single mom in California who is normally a waitress, but rather now, locked down and jobless, $7,500,000 isn’t a bad payday.

Or we could stay the hell out of what other countries are doing and let them handle their own business. We have enough issues in our prison system and who the hell has time to worry about other countries prisons?

“INTERNATIONAL PRISON CONDITIONS.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the headings ‘‘Development Assistance’’, ‘‘Economic Support Fund’’, and ‘‘International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement’’, not less than $7,500,000 shall be made available for assistance to eliminate inhumane conditions in foreign prisons and other detention facilities, notwithstanding section 660 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961: Provided, That the Secretary of State and the USAID Administrator shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations on the proposed uses of such funds prior to obligation and not later than 60 days after enactment of this Act: Provided further, That such funds shall be in addition to funds otherwise made available by this Act for such purpose.”

The complete 5,593 pages can be downloaded here. We will be going through this page by page to highlight the spending of your money. 

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