The oddities on Craigslist

The oddities on Craigslist

Joined: October 11th, 2014, 3:36 am

April 8th, 2018, 9:39 pm #1

Did a little browsing on Craigslist and found two items that I really find surprising to see listed. 

The first item is of all things, is a prison.  Yes a prison is up for sale on Craigslist.  Well a former prison at least, but still just what could anyone do with a prison?  If it was, well, in Nevada or California I can see using it for a certain film productions.  But still, what can it be used for?
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ ... 18771.html

The second item is from a company in Georgia, by the name of "North Georgia Still Company".  And is selling copper moonshine still equipment.  That has to be up there with indoor growing equipment for 'special' horticulture activities. https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/ ... 81766.html

Though I guess with such high quality distillation equipment Doc's special 'Dew' might not be so caustic.
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Joined: October 8th, 2014, 2:05 pm

April 8th, 2018, 10:59 pm #2

I'll bet there's some wannabe craft distiller who'd put the two together and come up with a clever name for his swill. "Jailhouse Rye" or something like that.

That jail looks to be in pretty decent condition. At least I don't think those were stock photos.
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Joined: October 6th, 2014, 7:12 pm

April 9th, 2018, 9:59 pm #3

That jail will make a nice fort when the country falls apart in '20....
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Joined: September 12th, 2014, 3:32 am

April 10th, 2018, 3:03 am #4

csadn wrote: That jail will make a nice fort when the country falls apart in '20....
I got January of '19 in that particular betting pool.
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Joined: February 2nd, 2015, 4:36 pm

April 10th, 2018, 12:56 pm #5

csadn wrote: That jail will make a nice fort when the country falls apart in '20....
Well, life on the outside ain't what it used to be . . . . 😁
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Joined: April 15th, 2003, 12:28 pm

April 10th, 2018, 2:51 pm #6

Probably could make a good production facility. Did a lot of work with federal penitentiaries, and they have large favorites inside to produce a lot of discounted products for federal offices. Lots of furniture, lots of signage, all through what is called Unicor.

Makes sense why fed prisons have a mandatory minimum incarceration rate contact for every year, and why they are actually private run. It's basically a plantation.
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April 10th, 2018, 2:52 pm #7

Factories, not favorites. Mobile setup is crummy.
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April 10th, 2018, 3:04 pm #8

Renegade_Azzy wrote: Probably could make a good production facility. Did a lot of work with federal penitentiaries, and they have large favorites inside to produce a lot of discounted products for federal offices. Lots of furniture, lots of signage, all through what is called Unicor.
State penitentiaries have made license plates for a long time, and I understand a prison in Texas has inmates who make leather products (belts, holsters, etc.) for law enforcement officers in the state.
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April 11th, 2018, 2:08 pm #9

hinermad wrote:
Renegade_Azzy wrote: Probably could make a good production facility. Did a lot of work with federal penitentiaries, and they have large favorites inside to produce a lot of discounted products for federal offices. Lots of furniture, lots of signage, all through what is called Unicor.
State penitentiaries have made license plates for a long time, and I understand a prison in Texas has inmates who make leather products (belts, holsters, etc.) for law enforcement officers in the state.
At one time the prisoners in Texas made all the furniture for state offices.  However, private companies didn’t like the competition and had the shops shut down.

I have an oak bookcase made by prison labor and it is a sturdy hunk of wood.
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April 11th, 2018, 3:00 pm #10

Not true, Unicor makes a lot of office furniture. You can get Chinese labor process, but still that "made in the usa" sticker that the feds like to tout for their projects.

They just leave off the "by coerced labor" ;)
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