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participation of eligible families who are below the poverty line for Federal assistance has decreased by 52%
Originally posted by nixie_nox
The article isn't really clear enough on what the increase of 44% of the crime is for. It it an increase in drugs?
Is it because the increased population does not qualify for welfare at all?
With 100 factories employing more than 21,000 inmates, FPI [Federal Prison Industries] booked $546.3 million in net sales last year. The Bureau of Prisons uses FPI’s gross profits (about $34 million last year) to build factories and expand into new products and services. And FPI is looking to grow because 12,000 additional federal inmates are expected to go to work for the corporation between now and 2007.1
Originally posted by bwj2012
Some of the people in prison who actually deserve to be there get free food, water, shelter and healthcare.....while many people around the world live in poverty and disease ridden communities. Kinda messed up.
Originally posted by ideasarebulletproof
I just read this and wanted to see what everybody thinks.
Crime rates are about the same or declining, yet the prison population has increased by 44% since 1995.
Prisons: The New Welfare?