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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

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    So much for that 1st Amendment dealy, eh?
    Free speech has consequences...right? Isn't that the line we constantly hear from the Libobs?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Lots of bad people doing bad things. We need more prisons.
    We need more executions.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    If Louisiana is the prison capitol of the world why isn't Sen. David "Diapers" Vitter in jail?
    In Lousisiana, prisons aren't for those who are politically connected. Vitter can literally get away with murder if he wants to. Prisons there are for poor folks who get caught jaywalking or littering. LOL.
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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    This summary from Wiki should help. Its been going on for at least 30 years. It's a real growth industry. Of course, the states own many prisons and contract out the management as well, so there's more than the article explains.

    Private prisons in the United States today
    Private companies in the United States operate 264 correctional facilities, housing almost 99,000 adult convicts.[11] Companies operating such facilities include the Corrections Corporation of America, the GEO Group, Inc, and Community Education Centers. The GEO Group was formerly known as Wackenhut Securities.
    Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has a capacity of more than 80,000 beds in 65 correctional facilities. The GEO Group operates 61 facilities with a capacity of 49,000 offender beds,[12]
    Most privately run facilities are located in the southern and western portions of the United States and include both state and federal offenders.[11]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    How long has this been going on? Privatizing prisons? I saw a movie about this several years ago, and remembered even then that this would be a terrible idea, such a huge opportunity for corruption.

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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And then Kurt Russell has to go in and save the Presidents daughter right?
    What.. only two people got that reference? Granted it is not as good a movie as the original one.. but come on, it is a near classic!
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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    This summary from Wiki should help. Its been going on for at least 30 years. It's a real growth industry. Of course, the states own many prisons and contract out the management as well, so there's more than the article explains.
    And it is also a problem. There has been cases of where judges/prosecutors have worked hand in hand with the industry to steer people to such facilities .. with compensation going to the judges/prosecutors of course... One of the worst cases was this one..

    U.S. Judges Admit to Jailing Children for Money

    God only knows what else is going on...
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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And then Kurt Russell has to go in and save the Presidents daughter right?
    Yeah, but this time he takes the Expendables with him.
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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We need more executions.
    Maybe we should have put Sheriff Arpaio and Saddam Hussein in charge of the prison system. That would be a combination of tents, pink jumpsuits and woodchippers.
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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    How long has this been going on? Privatizing prisons? I saw a movie about this several years ago, and remembered even then that this would be a terrible idea, such a huge opportunity for corruption.
    Hell, darilin', we broke 'em here in Arizona. The entire idea is ridiculous. Lower recidivism is the private prison industry's worst enemy. Private prisons are warehousing, plain and simple.










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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We need more executions.
    Execute non violent offenders?
    Guarantee most of those people are in jail for slinging dope or other drugs. You know non-violent crimes.


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