Tag Archives: prison profiteering

Continual solitary confinement endangers guards, fleeces taxpayers.

Why solitary confinement puts death row guards in jeopardy | Dallas Morning News The problem with the current system is that death row inmates have no incentive to behave well, and that endangers prison staff. Misbehavior is dealt with by … Continue reading

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Self-evident to most: Children aren’t disposable. (part 2)

Prisoners of Profit – The Huffington Post | Florida’s Lax Oversight Enables Systemic Abuse At Private Youth Prisons A few months after DeMuro resigned, in early 1994, state juvenile justice officials convinced U.S. District Judge Maurice Paul to release Florida … Continue reading

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Self-evident to most: Children aren’t disposable. (part 1)

Prisoners of Profit – The Huffington Post The company has given more in Florida over the past 15 years than the combined donations of Office Depot and Darden Restaurants, Inc., two of the state’s largest Fortune 500 corporations … “We … Continue reading

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Prison Profiteers Are Neo-Slaveholders and Solitary Is Their Weapon of Choice

If, as Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote, “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons” then we are a nation of barbarians … And until we slay the beast of corporate capitalism, until we wrest power … Continue reading

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Arizona private prison contract awarded to Tenn. firm

The state granted the contract even though Corrections records show that its cheaper for taxpayers to have the state run a prison … “The bottom line is we need to protect safety while protecting taxpayer dollars, and expansion of private … Continue reading

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USA unable to learn by (humane, inexpensive) example

Guest Author – Kat Gordon – The Land Of The Free? « Montana Corruption Let us now examine a country that does just that, Norway. With an incarceration rate of approximately 73 per 100,000 people as opposed to United States’ … Continue reading

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Thanks to Scott, Florida Number 1 … in prison sentence length

Florida prison terms: Floridas No. 1 status in long prison terms is not smart justice – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com According to the Sun Sentinel, Governor Scott hurt Florida taxpayers when he, “muffed a chance earlier this year to sign a … Continue reading

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