posted on Feb, 15 2009 @ 10:31 AM
My god.. I feel ill after seeing that. I knew it was bad in a way, the privatised prisons, the prison industrial complex, I knew they hired lobbyists
to call for stronger and more laws so they can get more people locked up and make more money, but this is just sick. When it's lobbyists trying to
get mandatory long sentences, even though I think that's evil, at the very least they go though the legal means to introduce the legislation, and
then people are supposed to be convicted fairly under those new laws.
But this it too much, and I guess it should have been expected.
It reminds me of private healthcare, the way it's in their interest to not help anyone, and deny as much treatment as possible.
I'm not a fan of big government like many, but there are certain things I think are so important and open to abuse that we must have them either
non-profit in some way, or via the state. Police, Fire, Schools, Medical, Prison.
I know the state is useless in many ways, but even with their poor management and mistakes, on systems as important as this, you are still better off
with a government program, as their waste can never match the amount lost to profit in a private system.