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  •  one caveat to offer there (8+ / 0-)

    is that some states have privatized or are seeking to privatize their prison health care systems, often resulting in worse care and higher costs, in spite of the promised savings. Florida for example has been trying to sneak privatization in.

    Privatization of health care for nearly 100,000 inmates was billed as a way to cut costs, in part because prison officials anticipated the private companies would offer less benefits to their workers. But studies in other states have shown that private prisons actually cost the state more, while enabling “inhumane” conditions and prompting allegations of preventable deaths. Privatization of the prison system has also incentivized private corporations to lobby for policies that incarcerate more Americans. The United States already has the world’s highest incarceration rate.

    There is nothing so ridiculous that some philosopher has not said it. -- Cicero

    by tytalus on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 08:16:23 AM PST

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