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originally posted by: WUNK22
Ummm don't judges sentence people? Prison is for housing and control of inmates. Laws and judges might be your issue. Don't do the crime if ya can't do the time.
When it becomes very profitable for huge corporations and their political allies to put people in prisons, we will put more people in prisons. Maybe even your child or grandchild. These corporations already command 20 - year contracts in
Arizona that guarantee payment for 90% occupancy. It is just a matter of time before these corporations become “too big to fail” and even more involved in the front end of law enforcement to make sure that their prisons stay filled. As reported i
n Business Insider, CCA pitches itself as a “unique investment opportunity,” and has valued the existing prisoner “market” at $70 billion.
The pull of that “market” is so strong that Arizona has private prisons that only house prisoners from other states.
In this market prisoners become valuable commodities. Each inmate’s body in a private cell has a specific dollar value to the
prison corporation. This dehumanization of prisoners flies in the face of international human rights movements and offends the 5th, 8th, 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Transporting shackled people across state boundaries
—primarily people of color— to enrich private, profitmaking institutions looks a lot like another “peculiar institution”—slavery.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
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.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: EternalSolace
Trump flip flopped?
No, say it ain't so?!
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: JAY1980
...and there are several studies that show how private prisons are full of rights abuses.