it's a license for corruption all the way from the police, to the prosecutor, to the judge, to the justice system, to the governor's office that approves it, to the members of the state congress that proposes it and to the contractors and business that profit from actually building the prison.
not to mention that public safety wouldn't be the no.1 concern but maximizing profit.
imagine a world were you throw an empty can of coke on the street, and instead of a fine or a warning from a cop, you're booked and ordered to appear before a judge.
once there, hoping at worst community service, you get 2 months in a private prison. but you don't do 2 months. you end up doing 5 because the people responsible for releasing you are private employees who'll don't do squat until the corporate board orders it.
why, because the state pays the private prison to incarcerate you. the longer you're a guest, the more they collect.
you complain to your lawyer and your lawyer files a motion to the court to release you. months go by because the judge ignores its, why you wonder nobody seems interested in your plight, it's because he's corrupt and was paid to convict you and keep you locked up.
you're finally released, for littering after 5 long months of forced labour and incarceration, not because you broke a law, but because you were a way to make a buck.
this isn't fiction. its happening right now. spitting or talking back to a cop, could get you 12 months incarceration.
edit on 23-4-2012 by randomname because: (no reason given)