A Massachusetts sheriff wants to offer his jail inmates a deal: Do community service by volunteering to go build the Trump border wall. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson detailed the offer on Wednesday. He hopes President-elect Trump will take him up on the plan, which he said would pay dividends for the country and the inmates.
“I can think of no other project that would have such a positive impact on our inmates and our country than building this wall,” Sheriff Hodgson said. “Aside from learning and perfecting construction skills, the symbolism of these inmates building a wall to prevent crime in communities around the country, and to preserve jobs and work opportunities for them and other Americans upon release, can be very powerful.”
It was a bold statement at a time when many other local officials are moving in the opposite direction, promising to protect illegal aliens and fight Trump’s efforts to enforce immigration laws.