A lot of people are pretty sure that there is no foulplay involved when the prison gets paid per inmate and on top can put that inmate to work again.
Nobody is advocating leniency on criminals. But consider this, when a prison gets your hard earned tax dollars for the upkeep of a prisoner, it gets
more than is needed for the upkeep of the prisoner, it gets a healthy margin of profit as well. This isn't Northrop whom earns a living delivering a
product to the government outperforming everything on the face of the earth and therefore paying an amount of taxdollars that does not only cover the
costs for Northrop, but also includes a hefty profit is justified. This is a system, whose sole goal it is, to keep something private, to benefit from
it monetary, all the while underperforming when it comes to every standard by which a prison system is measured, the profit being your money those
Seen as the state is spending money on inmates anyway, seen as private prisons inhibit a strong incentive for fouplay and encouraging foulplay in the
accruement of prisoners, from legislation to execution, to realization (of the incarceration), I say private prisons should be ended, because the only
upside is for those whom pocked YOUR tax dollars. If you view the topic from any other angle, touch any other button, subject consideration, etc.
there are only and exclusively downsides to the private prison system.
But lets make a short list.
Pro for private prison:
Somebody who is not you (the owners of private prisons) get to pocket taxdollars.
Con for private prisons:
Incentive for fouplay in the legislation and execution aimed at supplying prisons with prisoners for kickbacks.
overspending per prisoner because there needs to be a profit for the prison
underperformance of the prison system by every measure compared to a global scale rehabilitation, quality of life, quality of care, security,
overcrowding, understaffing and a general lack of investment.
So there you have it, unless you stand to profit directly from the prison industrial complex, there is no reason to keep it going, because government
would do a better job and if we assume that government keeps everything as it is (overcrowding, understaffing) it would cost LESS taxdollars as well.
So, unless you profit from prisons, or the idea of inmates being in a high risk environment, where they have to deal with overcrowded quarters lack of
security due to understaffing substandard food and hygiene, rape, little to no chance of rehabilitation makes you chuckle, then there is no reason to
keep the private prison system running.
edit on 24-4-2014 by Merinda because: (no reason given)