I agree with a lot of the comments... A lot of us do not agree with our situation (job, marital status, etc.), but do we just "go on strike" if we don't like it. Most of us think before we take a short-cut or make a bad decision. The difference is, most of us are law-abiding and tax paying citizens whose voice deserves to be heard. Each prisoner already cost us $ 65,000-70,000 and year and they want to be paid or they are going to strike due to the conditions of JAIL! It is punishment for committing a crime that could have been prevented. Should we pay to them shot somebody, steal, or give illegal drugs to a fifteen year-old... This is truly ridiculous. Jails should be up to a acceptable sanitary standard, but not similar to the Atlanta Golf and Country Club.
I would say a lot of prisoners (involved in this strike) live better lives than some of our struggling Americans that truly try to provide for their family and our society.