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Old 05-26-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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Privatized prisons are the new Republican solution. In fact, presidential candidate Marco Rubio has benefited financially more than any other from GEO, the country's second largest prison for profit company.

Showing just how important these policies are to the private prison industry, both GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America have warned shareholders that changes in these policies would hurt their bottom lines. In its 2014 annual report, CCA wrote:
The demand for our facilities and services could be adversely affected by the relaxation of enforcement efforts, leniency in conviction or parole standards and sentencing practices or through the decriminalization of certain activities that are currently proscribed by our criminal laws. For instance, any changes with respect to drugs and controlled substances or illegal immigration could affect the number of persons arrested, convicted, and sentenced, thereby potentially reducing demand for correctional facilities to house them. … Legislation has been proposed in numerous jurisdictions that could lower minimum sentences for some non-violent crimes and make more inmates eligible for early release based on good behavior.
You have private prison companies that want to continue the drug war because they gain financially from it.

How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking about - The Washington Post

Marco Rubio Is Being Funded by Private For-Profit Prisons

"...privatization created the atmosphere that made the “Kids For Cash” scandal possible, in which two Pennsylvania judges received $2.6 million in kickbacks from for-profit juvenile detention centers for sending more kids to the facilities and with unusually long sentences."
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:24 PM
 
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Thats what happens when so.much cash is involved
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:28 PM
 
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Privatized prisons are the new Republican solution. In fact, presidential candidate Marco Rubio has benefited financially more than any other from GEO, the country's second largest prison for profit company.

Showing just how important these policies are to the private prison industry, both GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America have warned shareholders that changes in these policies would hurt their bottom lines. In its 2014 annual report, CCA wrote:
The demand for our facilities and services could be adversely affected by the relaxation of enforcement efforts, leniency in conviction or parole standards and sentencing practices or through the decriminalization of certain activities that are currently proscribed by our criminal laws. For instance, any changes with respect to drugs and controlled substances or illegal immigration could affect the number of persons arrested, convicted, and sentenced, thereby potentially reducing demand for correctional facilities to house them. … Legislation has been proposed in numerous jurisdictions that could lower minimum sentences for some non-violent crimes and make more inmates eligible for early release based on good behavior.
You have private prison companies that want to continue the drug war because they gain financially from it.

How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking about - The Washington Post

Marco Rubio Is Being Funded by Private For-Profit Prisons

"...privatization created the atmosphere that made the “Kids For Cash” scandal possible, in which two Pennsylvania judges received $2.6 million in kickbacks from for-profit juvenile detention centers for sending more kids to the facilities and with unusually long sentences."
I frankly don't care who warehouses criminals.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:32 PM
 
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I frankly don't care who warehouses criminals.
If Republican politicians are motivated financially to pay private companies ever increasing amounts of money to run our prisons, and the prisons are motivated to house offenders longer - it costs you money.

Do you really think the private prisons aren't getting paid by taxpayers?

The difference is, the private companies actually want more prisoners, want more laws and want longer sentences in order to increase profit. They are actually concerned that someone will get a reduced sentence for good behavior.

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Old 05-26-2015, 07:39 PM
 
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If Republican politicians are motivated financially to pay private companies ever increasing amounts of money to run our prisons, and the prisons are motivated to house offenders longer - it costs you money.

Do you really think the private prisons are getting paid by taxpayers?

The difference is, the private companies actually want more prisoners, want more laws and want longer sentences in order to increase profit. They are actually concerned that someone will get a reduced sentence for good behavior.
It costs the states more. Frigging unions and such. Privatized avoids that lowering the cost.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:50 PM
 
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It costs the states more. Frigging unions and such. Privatized avoids that lowering the cost.
Absolutely not. They are publicly held companies with stockholders. That demands revenue growth.

Here is GEO's stock performance:

http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=GEO+Interactive#{%22range%22:%225y%22,%2 2showPrePost%22:false}

When you have two companies, GEO and CCA running the prisons as publicly held companies, their very existence depends on growing revenues.

If GEO and CCA tell the GOP they will give them lots of political money if they will increase the need for more prisons so they can get more tax money - what do you think the GOP will do? What did Marco Rubio do?
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:52 PM
 
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Aww, how cute. A Dem who thinks that private prisons are a "new" thing. They have been a round since the Carter Adminstration imploded and were also a big hit during the mid-19th century, honey.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:52 PM
 
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It costs the states more. Frigging unions and such. Privatized avoids that lowering the cost.
Kids were sent to prison for minor infractions like mocking a teacher online

These are what u call criminals
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:56 PM
 
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Kids were sent to prison for minor infractions like mocking a teacher online

These are what u call criminals
It's what happens when you put companies with shareholders in charge of prisons. They've got to grow that tax money and the only way to do it is increased laws and longer sentences. Private prisons do not save the country money. In fact it will cost more because these companies will pay politicians to help them grow their revenue which is paid by tax payers.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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I frankly don't care who warehouses criminals.
You don't care that putting people in jail is profitable?

Profit = motive.

Corruption between shareholders, politicians, DAs, and police officers. All parties are guilty.
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