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originally posted by: Bone75
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Colorado is Giving $2 Million to a Private Prison Company for Nonexistent Inmates
When jurisdictions contract with a private prison corporation to run their correctional facilities, these governments must promise to keep the jail or prison population at a certain capacity. If the prison is not filled to the capacity for which the parties contracted, the government must pay the corporation as if those beds were filled.
This would seem to be counterintuitive for a society. Logic dictates that the state would want a lower crime rate but it also would not want to waste taxpayer money by paying for unused beds. Logic often does not have a place in billion dollar businesses. These private prison corporations claim to be cost savers for the state (a claim which is disputed). If there is no inmate that the prison has to provide the minimal care including food, medical care, and protection in the form of corrections officers, then the empty bed the state is paying for is pure profit.
Envision the big pharma pumping out invented drugs....
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: the owlbear
and because its a federal district and not a state the vote was meaningless. Trying to bitch about a vote being ignored when people don't understand what a district is goes to the root of this issue.
originally posted by: nwtrucker
Legalizing it, popularizing it will give us more problems than it solves. It'll be the big boys making the profit instead of cartels. Far tougher to get rid of in that scenario than it even is now.
I've worked in a drug rehab center and dealt with addicts, including pot. The scientific data is completely trumped by the fact it was available in pill form long before the legalization agenda got any traction.
I prefer an environment drug free not spin from single issue self-indulging borderline addicts.