Originally posted by SELAboy
An interesting twist to the issue :
Apparently, an anonymous music exec from the early 90s is claiming that the explosion in gangsta rap and the promoted depictions of "thug life" as a positive thing are directly related to the rise of private prisons in the same time period. Supposedly, the powerful prison complex interests are behind NWA, Ice Tea, Snoop Dogg, etc in order to keep their prisons full and that govt contract money rolling in.
Of course, this claim is based on an anonymous letter. It easily could have been some conspiracy troll sitting in his parents' basement trying to see if his concocted story could pick up steam with the paranoid.edit on 9-12-2012 by SELAboy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DarknStormy
Originally posted by HomerinNC
reply to post by DarknStormy
where at? I was in minimum IN NC, and there was none of that, I wanted my kindle because my only way to keep my sanity was to read, and the prison library sucked
I'm in Australia but by the sounds of it, the exact same things are happening over there when it comes to the forced labour. In minimum here we get 6 berth units when we can be trusted i guess.. I'm sure you can get stuff brought in including video games etc. I don't think the same would apply at any higher prison. The prison has a cricket side also, particpates in the local competition and once a year they play AFL footy against another prison. Doesn't sound like a prison... But I guess the Idea of Minimum is preparing people to get back into society here. I only done 3 Months but there were others who had done years who were finishing off the last parts of there sentence.
Interesting place though, the prison is an old WW2 pow camp.edit on 9-12-2012 by DarknStormy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by shelookslikeone
reply to post by NarrowGate
Jail is completely different from prison. I agree with everything you said about jail because people shouldn't be treated that way without being convicted of a crime. We are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but it seems like it's the other way around. But to those who have been convicted? There is absolutely no way that those people should be given flat screen tvs and an xbox.
A presentation on March 13th by Corrections Corp of America touted the coming growth of the private prison business. It was geared toward potential investors and had a very bullish outlook on locking people up for profit, which is a good thing for the economy—and since we all want the economy to be good, yay, locking people up for profit!
Steve Greenberg / PoliticalCartoons.com (click to view more cartoons by Greenberg)
The presentation, in glowing tones, spoke mainly about how the private prison business is such a unique investment opportunity. You would think that this uniqueness stems from the fact that it’s, you know, locking people up in cages for money, but you’d be wrong. It’s because of almost certain growth. What industry, short of recreational drugs, can boast of almost certain growth? The U.S. has the largest number of people behind bars in the world, the presentation pointed out, so the foundation has already been laid. We even have more people locked up than China—and China is a “police state” with four times our population. Funny how that works. One out of every hundred Americans is behind bars, perhaps a fifth of them deservedly so.
Hurley couldn't pay the fine because she had to pay the Georgia Department of Corrections $600 a month for room and board. Hurley spent nearly a year in prison - from a 120-day sentence -- due to her inability to pay the fine before the SCHR was able to get her released.