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Prisons as a growth industry

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a ...
    www.globalresearch.ca/the-prison-industry-in-the-united.../8289
    Mar 31, 2014 - For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been ... The prison industry complex is one of the fastest-growing industries in ...

    Prisons as Growth Industry - Counterpunch
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    Jul 25, 2012 - Imagine the benefits of the average taxpayer touring a prison. The lucrative prison-industrial complex would definitely not like public exposure ...

    By the Numbers: The U.S.'s Growing For-Profit Detention ...
    www.propublica.org/.../by-the-numbers-the-u.s.s-growing-for...
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    Jun 20, 2012 - From private prisons to immigration detention, we break down the ... The growth of the private detention industry has long been a subject of ...

    Prison–industrial complex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    The term "prison–industrial complex" (PIC) is used to attribute the rapid ... has led to the growth of the prison industry and the number of incarcerated individuals.

    Prisons as a Growth Industry in Rural America
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    Prisons as a Growth Industry in Rural America: An Exploratory Discussion of the Effects on Young African American Men in the Inner Cities. by Tracy L. Huling

    How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no ...
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    Apr 28, 2015 - Several industries have become notorious for the millions they spend on influencing legislation and getting friendly candidates into office: Big ...

    An in-depth look at the U.S. Prison Industry | Business ...
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    Sometimes referred to the "prison industrial complex", with the rate of growth in the 80's and 90's, business was good. Not only for prisons, but for suppliers of ...

    Who's Getting Rich off the Prison-Industrial Complex? | VICE ...
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    May 17, 2013 - And even if you don't, there are many more mutual funds, brokerage firms, and banks that invest in private prisons—it being a growth industry ...

    America on lockdown: Why the private prison industry is ...
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    Apr 15, 2014 - There are also close linkages between the prison industry and Arizona's ... told AlterNet that there are two reasons for this astronomical growth: ...

    Top 5 Secrets of the Private Prison Industry | Daily Ticker ...
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    Aug 6, 2013 - The prison industry has also made money by contracting prison labor to private companies. ... Europe: low growth and difficult decisions ahead.
     
  2. righteousdude2

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    You are so "progressive" in your way of thinking, I'll bet you insure your cars through Progressive Insurance, thinking it is a socialist, liberal company :laugh:
     
  3. Revmitchell

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    Actually it is.
     
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    This is sad. And it shows why it's in the interests of municipalities and states to keep sending folks to prison for stupid stuff.
     
  5. poncho

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    I think it's a great way to create jobs myself. The only problem I see is in the future when one half of the population is being employed to keep the other half in prison.

    "I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free" (for now anyway).

    Oops that might be a contrary opinion . . . note to mod, see signature line below.
     
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    Wonder what kind of country we would live in if they were all just turned loose.
     
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    The Straw Man fallacy is committed when a person simply ignores a person's actual position and substitutes a distorted, exaggerated or misrepresented version of that position. This sort of "reasoning" has the following pattern:

    http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/straw-man.html

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    Big deal. So private prisons make a profit.

    State and federal prisons were overcrowded and private industry responded to a need. I expect them to make a profit.

    That being said, their officers, for the most part, are drastically underpaid, work too many hours, and are poorly trained. In addition to that, their administration doesn't back the officers that actually do their jobs, hanging them out to dry when rules are enforced.

    I don't like private prisons even a little bit, but they didn't create the market.
     
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    No, it doesn't. Not even a little bit.
     
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    Common sense on this issue. Of course you have no need to demonize that which you disagree with and create a problem where none exists on this issue.
     
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    Not even a little bit.
     
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    What insults?
     
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    Oh, they use private prisons in Indianapolis because they cannot afford to expand the local jail. It also removes a level of liability and it allows workers to be better paid.

    As for Hillary, I think that she could be elected even if she were in prison because the Democrats own the electoral college.
     
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    uh oh! You forgot to delete post #5 and #7 Squire.

    Here I'll help you out. I'll go back and report them for you. :laugh:
     
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