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  •  Guess it doesn't have to be a private contractor (0+ / 0-)

    that does this kind of thing - state operators are just as liable to commit such atrocities.  Can't believe this is continuing unabated - increasing incarceration in the face of declining crime rates across the board.  Could it be possible that without such tricks incarceration would be nonprofitable?

    "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled"

    by Bob Sloan on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 04:33:05 PM PST

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    •  SEC filing by for profit prison operators (3+ / 0-)

      shows they project continued high levels of occupancy so long as current 3 Strike and drug and immigration policies remain in effect, which are more than 50% of incarcerations

      •  You're correct. They are depending upon the (0+ / 0-)

        current laws being controlling over the next two decades at least.  Which means they and their lobbyists would fight any attempts at criminal justice reform that would negatively impact their bottom lines.

        The crime rates are dropping steadily and that is why they have turned their attention to immigrant "detention" proper framing to attempt to refer to a policy of detention rather than incarceration - but the bars and denial of freedoms are the same.

        "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled"

        by Bob Sloan on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 07:04:20 PM PST

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