Private purchasing of prisons locks in occupancy rates

 

By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – At a time when states are struggling to reduce bloated prison
populations and tight budgets, a private prison management company is offering
to buy prisons in exchange for various considerations, including a controversial
guarantee that the governments maintain a 90% occupancy rate for at least 20
years.

The $250 million proposal, circulated by the Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America to prison officials in 48 states, has been blasted by some state officials who suggest such a program could pressure criminal justice officials to seek harsher sentences to maintain the contractually required occupancy rates.

"You don't want a prison system operating with the goal of maximizing profits," says Texas state Sen. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat and advocate for reducing prison populations through less costly diversion programs. "The only thing worse is that this seeks to take advantage of some states' troubled financial position.

STORY: Proposal to buy prisons raises ethical concerns

Read More Here: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-03-01/buying-prisons...

Views: 164

Replies to This Discussion

A sadistic, nihilistic plan used to turn human into modern day chattel. The contrived and fabricated drug war created this modern day slavery complex.

I sure hope that the States don't crumble to the will of the private prison industry. If the Prison Industrial Complex has its way, it will one day be owning and operating all prisons. So much for rehibilitation. When you become convicted to serving time in one of their prisons, they'll want to lock you up and throw away the key. There's too much profit to be made when you have inmates (slaves) working for peanuts. What need will they have for Fema Camps? The prisons would be the Fema Camps.

RSS

"Destroying the New World Order"

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

Doc Vega, Chris of the family Masters, cheeki kea and 3 more were featured

 

Latest Activity

tjdavis posted photos
2 hours ago
Ragnarok posted videos
10 hours ago
tjdavis posted videos
11 hours ago
Parrhesia posted a video

SHTF is Here: Video Shows Detroit police officers show them fleeing shooting scene

Do not count on the Police to save you. They either wont come, or will run away.SUBSCRIBE YA GOOFBALLS!
12 hours ago
tjdavis posted blog posts
12 hours ago
Parrhesia posted photos
12 hours ago
Parrhesia commented on tjdavis's blog post NYC Mandates Children Jabs
"There is plenty of danger in NYC already without injecting children with experimental drugs. …"
15 hours ago
Parrhesia commented on tjdavis's blog post Defund The IRS
"I hope he insured the packages so UPS has to pay for the loss."
15 hours ago
Parrhesia commented on cheeki kea's photo
Thumbnail

No such thing as Rising Tides

"This guy tries to blame erosion on climate change and then says:  "Here on the western…"
16 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on Parrhesia's photo
Thumbnail

Soil Increases Risk Of Heart Disease

" MSM dreams up a new reason for heart issues every few weeks all different from the ones they…"
17 hours ago
cheeki kea posted photos
18 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on cheeki kea's photo
19 hours ago
tjdavis commented on tjdavis's video
yesterday
Burbia commented on cheeki kea's photo
yesterday
Burbia commented on KLC's group MUSICWARS
"The break down made by this YouTuber definitely deserve to be placed here in Music Wars."
yesterday
Parrhesia commented on Chris of the family Masters's blog post Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) is taking the world by storm
"Vax-idents and SADS, blamed on everything from climate change to Putin, but never any connection to…"
yesterday
Parrhesia favorited Chris of the family Masters's blog post Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) is taking the world by storm
yesterday
Chris of the family Masters posted a discussion
yesterday
Doc Vega posted blog posts
yesterday
Chris of the family Masters posted blog posts
yesterday

© 2022   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted