Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Gulag Racket

Private Prison Corporation Offers Cash In Exchange For State Prisons

"As state governments wrestle with massive budget shortfalls, a Wall Street giant is offering a solution: cash in exchange for state property. Prisons, to be exact.

Corrections Corporation of America, the nation's largest operator of for-profit prisons, has sent letters recently to 48 states offering to buy up their prisons as a remedy for "challenging corrections budgets." In exchange, the company is asking for a 20-year management contract, plus an assurance that the prison would remain at least 90 percent full, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Huffington Post.

The move reflects a significant shift in strategy for the private prison industry, which until now has expanded by building prisons of its own or managing state-controlled prisons. It also represents an unprecedented bid for more control of state prison systems."

added - This will be the future of incarceration in the US. Dungeon conditions, rat feces food, torture and overcrowding. This mass death in Honduras should be a lesson to americans about what will happen when oversight is removed, or if total privatization is given free reign.
Does any thinking person believe that private companies are concerned about human conditions when more money will be made by not giving a shit?

Dead pile up after massive Honduran prison blaze

Honduras Prison Fire: Most In Comayagua Jail Had Not Been Convicted

The inmates screamed


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