Re: Rock and Roll McDonalds -comes with song! We used to have loony bins, chock full of peeps who just couldn't hang in anything like a normal way.
They got shut down for being snake pits in some cases. The inmates essentially got let out of the asylum, nationwide.
Now, with CCTV, body-cams, and other sensor tech....
We could, and should, restart some version of that concept. Here's a simple example of what could be done right now.
A series of increasingly more regulated living facilities could be built fairly quickly. Different types, based on what level of independent life the inmate can manage, and how much supervision of the inmate is needed.
For those needing almost none - places with simple rooms to sleep in and "do hygiene in," with group dining and socializing areas.
Onto levels with more and more restriction - say for dudes like this, who apparently keep getting let right back out as things stand now.
Many people who absolutely need to get picked up by the Cops get let out almost immediately - partly because it's so expensive to hold people in jail.
Partly because we have mainly one system to hold them - Jail. A place that's expensively made robust enough to deal with brutally tough and big men, as occasionally does become necessary.
Creating an alternative type of facility for the dysfunctional is abundantly doable, all across the country.
And we keep getting so many loonies! We need those expensive jails for the really dangerous dudes.