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originally posted by: johnwick
originally posted by: babybunnies
Your first thread is a good one.
Private, for profit prisons should all be shut down immediately.
They're nothing more than corporate welfare for the large companies that build them, and judges are paid off to ensure that anyone that ends up in one of these places stays there.
And many just dish out harsh sentences for a bigger kickback.
For profit prisons should be illegal.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Swills
He's a socialist. This is hardly shocking. He'll abolish as much private anything as he feels he can get away with. He just happens to have picked a soft target, so you think it's all cool.
A former Pennsylvania juvenile judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday after being convicted for a scheme to make millions off unjustly incarcerating young people, court officials said.
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella was also ordered by a federal judge in Pennsylvania to pay about $1 million in restitution.
originally posted by: jiwmard91
a reply to: johnwick
Get the right people in there yeah, I know it's a pipe dream but we can dream right?
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: TheAmazingYeti
I'm annoyed Jesse Ventura would even consider siding with Trump while completely ignoring Sanders. I love Jesse, but...
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse "The Body" Ventura said Friday he would gladly join either Republican Donald Trump's ticket or Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders' ticket.
Low crime rates bad for business for private prisons; they demand states keep them full.
The prison-industrial complex is so out of control that private prisons have the sheer audacity to order states to keep beds full or face their wrath with stiff financial penalties, according to reports. Private prisons in some states have language in their contracts that state if they fall below a certain percentage of capacity that the states must pay the private prisons millions of dollars, lest they face a lawsuit for millions more.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
That makes me feel a little better but whenever I see Jesse all I hear out of his mouth is Trump.
To create a National Fund, out of which there shall be paid to every person, when arrived at the age of twenty-one years, the sum of fifteen pounds sterling, as a compensation in part, for the loss of his or her natural inheritance, by the introduction of the system of landed property:
And also, the sum of ten pounds per annum, during life, to every person now living, of the age of fifty years, and to all others as they shall arrive at that age.
MEANS BY WHICH THE FUND IS TO BE CREATED.
I have already established the principle, namely, that the earth, in its natural uncultivated state was, and ever would have continued to be, the common property of the human race; that in that state, every person would have been born to property; and that the system of landed property, by its inseparable connection with cultivation, and with what is called civilized life, has absorbed the property of all those whom it dispossessed, without providing, as ought to have been done, an indemnification for that loss.
It is proposed that the payments, as already stated, be made to every person, rich or poor. It is best to make it so, to prevent invidious distinctions. It is also right it should be so, because it is in lieu of the natural inheritance, which, as a right, belongs to every man, over and above the property he may have created, or inherited from those who did. Such persons as do not choose to receive it can throw it into the common fund.
Taking it then for granted that no person ought to be in a worse condition when born under what is called a state of civilization, than he would have been had he been born in a state of nature, and that civilization ought to have made, and ought still to make, provision for that purpose, it can only be done by subtracting from property a portion equal in value to the natural inheritance it has absorbed.