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Thread: For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

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    Re: For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

    I do not know and, apparently, I am the only man here to be that honest.
    We do need to greatly improve our system of justice.
    We must decriminalize "drugs" .
    We must be more liberal , and learn to work together !
    on and on.....
    I am NOT convinced that the "old ways" work any longer..
    One link ....BIASED, obviously...
    What we should do is have some states with government system prisons and others with private business, or corporate prisons...and then compare the results...with bias and predjuce....if this is possible..
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    Re: For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

    Yes, private prisons should be outlawed.

    They are the new plantation owners.

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    Re: For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

    i'm for outlawing them. too much potential conflict of interest.

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    Re: For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

    I think they should be outlawed, because private prisons obligated first to their owners/shareholders and their interests are to maximize profits – keep the prisons at full capacity- which lead to minimize of costs (put the prisoners needs aside). This interest conflicts the society interest which is to reduce as possible sending citizens to jail, that option should be last resort.
    Country mustn’t make the crime be profitable to the corporate prisons and the criminal as one.
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    Re: For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by shart attack View Post
    Yes, private prisons should be outlawed.

    They are the new plantation owners.
    Then you can house all of the poor little convicted felons at your house and cook them dinner in the evenings.
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    Re: For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Once I saw that show where kids were getting two years in prison for stealing a pack of gum, or some other idiotic little thing, I was against for profit prisons.
    Sentences are driven by for-profit prisons how?
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    Re: For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

    For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems
    Dave, this issue frustrates me no less than it frustrates ANYONE, and I mention it in my This is what the New World Government means to the world

    "Eliminate all private prisons - NO ONE shall profit from inmates - all criminals must sustain themselves either by their own labor, be funded by their families, find a charity, or be put out of their misery."
    Your post is excellent. I read it top to bottom. not too concerned about underfed criminals in America just yet, but everything you say is right.

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    Re: For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

    agree with the OP.
    a little story: The county that enccompases Disneyworld -just south of that one is Polk county Fl.
    I was listening to some talk radio a few years ago, and the news blurb said

    "because of rising costs, peanut butter sandwiches wil be replace by balogna" (parphrased).
    If you kow anything about nutrition, you know peanut butter is high in monosaturated fats, while balogna is high in saturated fats.

    the body requires both, but they are not interchangable - all of which got me to thinking "is a dietician going to approve this?'
    I followed up on it, and the response I got back was "inmates get their minimum daily caloric intake, and have oipportunitys to buy at the canteen"

    Which didn't answer my question. Are we that cheap (for profit), that we can't even meet a prisoners BASIC nutriton needs?
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    Re: For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    World Prison Population Rates per 100,000 of the national population
    World Prison Population Rates per 100,000 of the national population
    what does a corporate run prison have to do with the population of our prisons?
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    Re: For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    what does a corporate run prison have to do with the population of our prisons?
    The private prison lobby has a vested interest in supporting candidates who will vote for laws that funnel more people into their incarceration mills.
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