Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I Had To Check The Date To Make Sure It Wasn't Real

From April 1, 2013 Washington Monthly:

California to Begin Operating Massive Open Online Prisons

California Governor Jerry Brown today announced a major reform plan for the state’s corrections system. “An online prison system,” he explained, “will save the state billions and reduce recidivism.”

Under the program, called Massive Open Online Prisons (or MOOPs), incarcerated Californians will be imprisoned from the comfort of their own homes. They will log on every hour to check in with state corrections and enjoy one hour each day to walk around their own yards. Ankle bracelets will ensure that they do not stray beyond 30 yards of their houses or apartments.
Obviously, a parody of MOOC, Massive Open Online Courses, but you have to admit -- you could see Governor Moonbeam saying this, couldn't you?

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