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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.
See also: asylum, have, inmate, over, taken

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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* are released later in their sentences than other inmates; and
He reported that during December he had consensual, unprotected, receptive anal intercourse with 2 male inmates at the correctional facility; both of these inmates had chronic HIV infection.
The dental assistant training gives the inmates the opportunity to remain busy and productive while in prison and potentially to receive time off their sentence.
All jails should assess the risks and needs each inmate presents upon arrival at the jail, upon admittance to the booking room, upon admittance to the jail, and periodically during his or her stay to ensure critical inmate management information is accurate and current.
Equipped with central heat and running water when the White House still used wood-burning stoves and latrines, the penitentiary represented an attempt to positively affect the lives of inmates. In reality, PSAMPP's well-intentioned effort at reform led to the creation of the first "supermax" facility in the world.
In another incident reported by Amnesty International that happened during McCotter's watch, an inmate at the Utah State Prison "was shackled to a steel board on a cell floor in four-point metal restraints for twelve weeks in 1995.
Lateef Islam, then a 21-year-old inmate at Green Haven, remembers some of the Attica vets convincing him that, although he was a ninth grade dropout, he could handle even the most cerebral topics.
For example, a ruling by the Kansas Court of Appeals held that if an inmate's decision not to eat meat is based on moral, not religious beliefs, the prison does not have to provide vegetarian meals.
TransCor controls 80 percent of the inmate transport market, moving over 75,000 prisoners around the country every year.
These letters expand our understanding of the social composition of Leipzig's inmate population as well as how inmates related to the council.
Tragically, among these 1,450,000 inmates are the parents of 2.4 million children.
Inmates fighting other inmates not only creates an unsafe environment but is seen by many as closely related to the development and continuation of a violent inmate subculture (Silberman, 1992).
These goals and objectives should focus on addressing the inmate's needs that will make his or her adjustment to post release environments less stressful and more productive.
"I would have to believe what they believe to get into that program," said inmate Jerry Ashburn, who described himself as a Christian but said he does not agree with InnerChange's views.