Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Prisons, profits and public funds.

I haven't rooted this much for the inmates since The Shawshank Redemption. The taxpayers are really getting the hard shower too. Every time there is waste we all pay. Some must be locked up, it's unavoidable. Something stinks about this though.
Let's list the obvious possible abuses;
  1. Privatizing prisons could give incentive to lock people up more often and for less reason.
  2. Crime is a hot button issue and people want to believe in the law and feel safe. Therefor criticism of the system might collide directly with concern for the aforementioned law & safety thing.
  3. Corporate rules (talk about an oxymoron) have never been weaker (and less enforced). Who thinks running a corporate prison system that runs afoul of laws and rights, but that's highly profitable is a good idea?
Here's a nifty info graphic with some good points to help you get your mind right.

Profiting Off Prisoners

Apparently what we have here is a lack of communication.

Thanks for reading.

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