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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:50 PM

Billion dollar GEO prison-for-profit group abandons its Mississippi 'cesspool

Behind the barbed wire around our prisons is a cesspool, a word Federal Judge Carlton Reeves used to describe conditions in the Walnut Grove Youth Detention Facility (WGYDF), in Mississippi. NPR reports he stated:

the youth prison "has allowed a cesspool of unconstitutional and inhuman acts and conditions to germinate, the sum of which places the offenders at substantial ongoing risk."


Behind those wires, children as young as 13 are kept in a state of fear. Rape; beatings; sexual abuse from guards, staff and older inmates; asphyxiation with toxic chemical sprays; stabbings; and death is the daily portion of "rehabilitation" meted out to any child unfortunate enough to wind up in Walnut Grove.

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit C.B., et al. v. Walnut Grove Correctional Authority, et al. with co-counsel Robert B. McDuff and The National Prison Project of the ACLU Foundation, on behalf of young men incarcerated in Walnut Grove, which sparked a full investigation by the Department of Justice in 2010. Settled in March of this year, the DOJ stated in its report.

Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/29/1086699/-Billion-dollar-GEO-prison-for-profit-group-abandons-its-Mississippi-cesspool-

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Reply Billion dollar GEO prison-for-profit group abandons its Mississippi 'cesspool (Original post)
Galraedia Apr 2012 OP
think Apr 2012 #1
gopiscrap Apr 2012 #5
freshwest Apr 2012 #7
Uncle Joe Apr 2012 #2
Scuba Apr 2012 #3
grasswire Apr 2012 #4
enough Apr 2012 #6
freshwest Apr 2012 #8
SoCalDem Apr 2012 #9

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:56 PM

1. America needs to end the disgraceful practice of privatizing prisons

shameful

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Response to think (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:53 PM

5. America needs to end the disgraceful practice of

privatizing anything. FUCK ALL BUSINESS, it is the root of all evil in this nation and the most dangerous and pervasive malady afflicting American life!!!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:03 PM

7. +1

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:35 PM

2. An excellent diary on DailyKos.

Thanks for the thread, Galraedia.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:48 PM

3. Thanks for this important thread. Private prisons are a disgrace to our Nation.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:19 PM

4. what is the demographic breakdown there?

99 percent people of color?

white guards?

what?

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:46 PM

6. I can't even think of the words to react to this story at any level. Thanks for posting. (nt)

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Response to enough (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:04 PM

8. Heartrending.

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Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:39 PM

9. Take down the fences, open it up and use it as a school

or tear it down & send the bill to the corporation that put it there

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