Stephen Colbert went after Fox News' Eric Bolling for suggesting that the country would be better off if prisoners killed themselves instead of spending taxpayers' dollars.
The Fox News host recently processed news that Ariel Castro, the man convicted of kidnapping and holding three women hostage in Ohio for a decade, hanged himself in prison. Bolling said that the prison system saved an estimated $780,000 — what it would have cost to house Castro through his life sentence.
"That's a good point," Colbert said on Thursday. "Justice is expensive. Imagine how much we could have saved if we never caught him."
He said that the "Bolling Sunshine Express" did not stop there, noting that the Fox News host went on to wonder how much money would be saved if Guantanamo prisoners killed themselves as well.
"And if any of you freeloaders out there need some inspiration, just turn on 'The Five,'" he joked. "Because every time I watch Eric Bolling, I want to kill myself."
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