They have karaoke nights, put on plays, and on their birthday are thrown a party with cake, ice-cream and gifts.(via Don Surber)
Unbelievably, this is the Coalinga Hospital in California -- which houses some of the US state’s most dangerous paedophiles.
Since Jessica’s Law was passed in America in 2005, paedophiles who have come to the end of jail terms can be deemed mentally ill and put up in Coalinga indefinitely.
And because it is a hospital, not a prison, the patients, who have committed revolting acts against children including rape and molestation, have human rights and are treated in luxury -- at a cost of £134,000 [$198,000] a year per patient.
Although the official aim of the hospital is to rehabilitate offenders, 70 per cent of them refuse to co-operate with the in-house therapy classes. The hospital holds 800 patients and just 13 have been released back into the community.
Those that stay spend their days at the £268 million [$396 million] centre playing ping-pong or watching DVDs, and they even stage Coalinga Idol contests based on Simon Cowell’s talent show American Idol.
Brit Louis Theroux, who has two sons under four, is the first filmmaker ever to go inside.
He reveals that workers there do not even believe the paedophiles can be "cured" and that the vile sex beasts are even allowed porn.
In his documentary Louis Theroux: A Place For Paedophiles, to be shown on BBC2 on Sunday at 9pm, he says: "Coalinga is the weirdest place I’ve ever been to. I can’t quite believe it exists."
Sunday, April 19, 2009
No Wonder California's Broke
According to the London Sun: