Felonious Hitch Hiking

4006755_cc0b8312cc_zI have always been confused about the signs next to the highways close to corrections facilities.  The sign states “please do not pick up hitch hikers”.  Please take the following as a humorous observation, not a political statement.

Here is my confusion:  if we believed that our corrections facilities were correcting the people that are in them, why should I be concerned about picking up an ex-con?  Additionally if the corrections facility feels confident about their security, why would they be compelled to put the sign up?

So what I take from the sign is that the particular facility is neither confident about its ability to rehabilitate nor its ability to retain its residents.  I am sure that the sign is a good idea, its the message that confuses me.


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