Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:50 PM
Galraedia (4,094 posts)
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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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:53 PM
gopiscrap (12,701 posts)
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!!!