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the inmates have taken over the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the inmates have taken over the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the inmates have taken over the asylum.
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the inmates are running the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the inmates are running the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the inmates are now running the asylum.
See also: asylum, inmate, running
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The letters are structured by specific concepts of obligations: each inmate held the city council to its role as an executor of a divine covenant.
After three years studying the relationship between prison inmates and substance abuse, I am convinced that the present system of prison and punishment only is insane public policy.
It is necessary for the transition plan to include strategies for the inmate to contact the appropriate public and human service agencies in post release environments.
Finally, we have a mental health assessment as part of our pre-segregation evaluation so we are looking for any issues prior to placing an inmate in segregation, which can be a more likely time for an inmate to attempt a suicide.
Prisons with higher rates of restrictive housing had higher levels of facility disorder, lower levels of inmate trust and confidence in staff, and higher concentrations of violent inmates (other than sex offenders) and inmates with longer criminal histories.
The academic program at North County Correctional Facility, a high-security jail that is part of Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, serves an average of 45 students per day out of an inmate population of more than 3,500, said Martinez, the program administrator.
Americans United first became interested in the case late in 2002 after a Newton inmate filed a lawsuit pro se (without an attorney) challenging the program and outlining its details.
However, within correctional facilities, the diagnosis of primary HIV infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any inmate with an acute febrile illness associated with pharyngitis and mucocutaneous lesions.
The rationale is that if an inmate once had the desire to defend our country, perhaps he will also have the will to reform, rehabilitate, and receive a vocational education.
An inmate brought a [section] 1983 action against prison officials, alleging violation of his First and Fourth Amendment rights.
Eventually, inmates could exercise in a common yard together, but, for many years, they had to wear a hood with eyeholes to limit familiarity within the inmate community.
Army, there was "credible" evidence that one inmate suffered forced sodomy "with a chemical light and perhaps a broom handle.
During the standoff, inmate spokesmen invited in doctors and journalists to see their living conditions, assess the health of the hostages, and ultimately broadcast to the world what would transpire in the coming days.
Getting a vegetarian diet when thousands of other inmates have something else is sometimes a psychological ploy used by an inmate in an effort to feel special or different.
At the convention, savvy entrepreneurs hawked everything from body cavity probes to inmate phone services.