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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 Texas Prison Labor Union, formed in 1995, demanded that inmates be paid minimum wage for work performed in the state prison system, be covered by state workers' compensation, and have access to arbitration of workplace grievances, according to an article in Prison Legal News.
But you're assuming that the inmate makes a rational calculation of means and ends, of actions and consequences.
In 1906, for instance, Minnie O'Connor wrote a note to a male inmate and attempted to pass it to him by placing it in a rubbish bucket.
Statewide, many inmates come into the system poorly educated, so inmate education programs focus on basic literacy, said Megan Doyle Corcoran, director of policy for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco.
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.
Video camera surveillance is also evident and present to capture irregularities in inmate behavior.
Depending upon the type of inmate targeted and the focus of the interest group, a reentry initiative developed in this manner may or may not offer the best chance for rehabilitation.
A lawsuit by an inmate who had been held at Greene accused Graner of beatings and other mistreatment, though the lawsuit ended up being dismissed.
By analogy, an inmate who sincerely holds a strong ethical or moral belief in refraining from consuming meat, or any animal by-products, could be said to hold beliefs occupying a place parallel to that filled by God in religious persons, and, therefore, the inmate should be entitled to an alternative to meat and animal by-products.
For example, the Colorado Department of Corrections pays private corporations $50 per inmate per day--making it a formidable cash cow.
34] By contrast, a later house director, Caspar Bose, was lax and was even accused of being abusive by one inmate.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University estimates that for an additional $6,500 a year, an inmate could be given intensive treatment, education and job training.
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).