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The DOJ is going to start getting rid of for-profit prisons.
It almost seems way too good to be true. I'd never thought I'd see the day, still can't fully believe it until I see it happen.
Almost sounds too good to be true
Election trick. Won't be happening.
Let's just hope it's a shift in thinking - and then application. But, we all know, money will win out in the end
As of right now it looks like it's only federal for profit prisons. So a grand total of 13 I believe. That said, I'm sure some states will use this as a catalyst.
If true, this can be a solid first step.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: enlightenedservant
Private for-profit companies make a ****load of money off of inmates. I did a huge 19-page paper on the prison-industrial complex, the companies in partnership with these private prisons, and the lobbyists and politicians who have exploited this "industry". It's absolutely sickening. Inmates make something like $0.08 an hour for hard labor, and the companies they are indirectly working for are making a killing on this labor.
I can't tell you how much this subject makes my blood boil, that's probably why my initial reaction/response wasn't so positive. Baby steps are better than nothing..