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Mon Mar 12, 2012, 02:44 AM

Contract Requires Prisons 90% Filled

@#$%! From Barry Ritholtz:

Property laws? Civil Liberties? Not when they stand in the way of profits:

“Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has reached out to 48 states as part of a $250 million plan to own existing prisons and manage their operations. But in return CCA wants a 20-year contract and assurances that the state will keep the prisons at least 90% full.”
-AllGov


90% occupancy? I guess the marijuana laws cannot be overturned then or it would violate this 20 year contract.

Here is my compromise: Let’s fill the prisons with CCA Executives!

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Reply Contract Requires Prisons 90% Filled (Original post)
girl gone mad Mar 2012 OP
msongs Mar 2012 #1
Suich Mar 2012 #2
Mopar151 Mar 2012 #4
Atman Mar 2012 #3
Po_d Mainiac Mar 2012 #5
hay rick Mar 2012 #6

Response to girl gone mad (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 03:26 AM

1. of course obama and the dems have come out against this sort of thing...right? right? nt

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Response to girl gone mad (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 04:46 AM

2. It's late so maybe I'm missing something, but

how will CCA own and manage existing prisons in 48 states for $250 million? Sounds really low to me...

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Response to Suich (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:47 AM

4. That's the marketing budget.

Or the "Per Prision" average.

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Response to girl gone mad (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 05:15 AM

3. I think you'd need Wall Street banksters to help reach 90%

And most of the Fox "News" team.

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Response to girl gone mad (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 07:52 AM

5. Good thing judges can't be bought

Oops, I stand corrected

Despite Red Flags About Judges, a Kickback Scheme Flourished
Last month, the law caught up with Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., 58, who ran that juvenile court for 12 years, and Judge Michael T. Conahan, 56, a colleague on the county’s Court of Common Pleas.

In what authorities are calling the biggest legal scandal in state history, the two judges pleaded guilty to tax evasion and wire fraud in a scheme that involved sending thousands of juveniles to two private detention centers in exchange for $2.6 million in kickbacks.
more at link
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/us/28judges.html?_r=1

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Response to Po_d Mainiac (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:07 AM

6. Private prisons, private justice.

Thanks for the link. These two make pedophiles look like good guys.

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