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What?!? Private prisons suing states for millions if they donít stay full

 
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12/03/2013 03:00 PM
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What?!? Private prisons suing states for millions if they donít stay full
The prison-industrial complex is so out of control that private prisons have the sheer audacity to order states to keep beds full or face their wrath with stiff financial penalties, according to reports. Private prisons in some states have language in their contracts that state if they fall below a certain percentage of capacity that the states must pay the private prisons millions of dollars, lest they face a lawsuit for millions more.

And guess what? The private prisons, which are holding cash-starved states hostage, are getting away with it, says advocacy group, In the Public Interest.

In the Public Interest has reviewed more than 60 contracts between private prison companies and state and local governments across the country, and found language mentioning ďquotasĒ for prisoners in nearly two-thirds of those contracts reviewed. Those quotas can range from a mandatory occupancy of, for example, 70 percent occupancy in California to up to 100 percent in some prisons in Arizona.

It is very interesting and telling that so few major national news organization are willing to report on the monstrous, ravenous and criminal system that is devouring hundreds of thousands of black and brown boys. Even those who do not subscribe to conspiracy theories have looked askance at this shocking report.

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12/03/2013 03:06 PM

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Re: What?!? Private prisons suing states for millions if they donít stay full
Ironic that the whole private prison business came out of the state's inability to house the number of prisoners that their system demanded.

The snake eating it's own tail.

Highest prison populace, per capita in the world. The money would have been better spent building more state facilities, and now there's really a "quota" of sorts to arrest as many perps as possible.

Last Edited by Fret Wiz on 12/03/2013 04:21 PM
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Re: What?!? Private prisons suing states for millions if they donít stay full
It wouldn't be so bad, but a lot of people are in prison for nonviolent drug offenses. Legalize drugs; problem (partially) solved. Well not for greedy prison corporations who have made themselves quite a profitable business of imprisoning innocent people.

Just another example of how the love of money is the root of all evil. People love money more than other people. How empty is that?
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12/03/2013 04:19 PM
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*****'s Suggest pin!

Legalize drugs, and watch ALL the private prisons close.

We have more then enough gov't prison cells to house the violent criminals and thieves.