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Wright, an often vocal critic of the justice system, said Tuesday he’s working with a state lawmaker to get a bill drafted that would reinstate the chain gang.

“I envision them not sitting around in the jails and getting fat on our dollar,” Wright said Tuesday. “I envision them working six days a week, 12 hours a day and not being sentenced to 15 years at the taxpayers’ expense.”

Wright said he’s working with S.C. Rep. Bill Chumley (R-Spartanburg) to research how much a statewide chain gang could save the taxpayers.

“If you really want to get the public’s attention, tell them how much they’ll save,” Wright said.

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