Oklahoma Sends Convicts to Chicken Factory Instead of Jail

Oklahoma Sends Convicts and Addicts to Chicken Factory Instead of Jail

OKLAHOMA SENDS CONVICTS TO CAAIR, AKA CHICKEN FACTORY, FOR RECOVERY

Do you think being in prison is bad?   How about a judge instead sending you to a chicken factory, where your job is to pull the guts out of chickens for fast food joints? That’s what happened to Brad McGahey.  But he wishes the judge had sent him to prison instead. Officials intended the farm to “employ” addicts.  But he wasn’t an addict, he simply made a few bad choices.  But the judge still sent him to the chicken factory in Oklahoma.  Why was the judge sending convicts to the farm?

CONVICT SENT THERE TO STRAIGHTEN UP, WISHES HE WAS SENT TO JAIL INSTEAD

McGahey was a young guy in his twenties, from Oklahoma. He had a crappy GPA and a lot of child support to pay. Police arrested him for buying a stolen horse trailer.  He had a lot of court fines and forgot to meet with his probation officer.  Because of this he faced a year in jail but his rural Oklahoma judge had better ideas. The judge decided that McGahey needed to develop a work ethic and instead sent him to CAAIR/Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery.  People know it as the chicken farm.  It’s a rural retreat where the accused stay for about a year and receive treatment while working in a chicken factory.  The aim is to help defendants live more productive lives.  The farm is supposed to house and help addicts.   But McGahey wasn’t an addict and the judge was fully aware of this.

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LONG HOURS WITH NO PAY AND VERBAL ABUSE, SLAVE LABOR

McGahey said that while he was there he noticed that there wasn’t much substance abuse treatment offered at the facility.  It was mainly long hours of work in the factory, pulling guts out.  If he wasn’t feeling well one day, supervisors threatened to send him to prison.  The Oklahoma chicken factory was long hours, no pay, and verbal abuse.  The CAAIR organization pocketed the pay.  He did not see a penny.  It was basically a slave camp.

LUCRATIVE WORK CAMP DISGUISED AS REHABILITATION FOR ADDICTS

More and more, across the country, judges are sending defendants to work camps versus jails.  This is with the proviso of rehabilitation.  But all it really is, is a lucrative slave camp, with no rehabilitation and no skills taught.  The recipients of these programs are all over the country, from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses.  But CAAIR has the most revenue due to this program in a chicken factory in Oklahoma.

So take note: don’t buy stolen goods.  Don’t miss your probation meetings.  And maybe don’t go to Oklahoma.  They’ll put you to work.

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