- Nov 14, 2005
That's correct, compounded by local cigar room corruption in local politics as Kids for Cash exhibited. Another problem is that they're done by profit driven firms, including those with European and other foreign connections that adds another corrosive element to the politics of it, e..g.,The problem with a privatized prison service is that someone's bottom line depends on incarceration. it is in that person's interest to lobby against alternatives to incarceration. There are towns in rural US that depend almost entirely on a prison staffed by locals and populated by black people from a far away city. Not going to end well.
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That invites performing prison services on the cheap with higher charges per prisoner. There's also undue international influence in domestic politics in this arena. They use subsidiaries technically 'American' to do so. That's all bad news IMO.