Wed Apr 3, 2013, 03:25 PM
RainDog (28,784 posts)
Indiana's Marijuana Laws: Job Creation Through Imprisonment
I posted that Indiana's Transvaginal Rapist Supporter Mike Pence did not want to attract business to Indiana based upon the many extremist measures Republicans have put forth.
Republicans want to make Indiana your destination for prison! Yes, tourists can flock to Indiana with the knowledge that the Hoosier state hopes to make possession of marijuana a felony with a large prison sentence attached! And, to add to your visit, Pence wants to make sure you serve up to 75% of any sentence received!
Imagine the adventure! Pretend you are visiting a third world nation with all the chills and thrills of theocratic shills for repression waiting to welcome YOU to their for-profit prison complexes!
You'll have your own toilet in your room. Dining is a return to the days when community mattered - you can share your meal with others who have been arrested for possession charges and share the story of your descent into the hell hole that is Pence's Indiana!
Enjoy that Old Buttermilk Sky while you visit the exercise yard and learn about the history of white supremacists movements in Indiana. Past and present - all in one panopticon experience!
The private prison company called GEO Group -- one of the largest such companies in the United States -- has spent more than $3 million in direct campaign contributions, most of that going to Republicans.
GEO specifically contributed $12,500 to the 2012 Mike Pence campaign, making the private prison company one of the Governor's top 30 contributors.
The group has also thrown money at Republican Brian Bosma, Speaker of the Indiana House, who has been quoted as saying "As an entry drug, I think marijuana is more powerful than it's given credit for. I know some states have taken that step (to legalize it), but I don't find it advisable at this point."
When GEO built a 23,416-bed prison in New Castle, Indiana, the state signed a contract guaranteeing the for-profit prison company that 90 percent of the beds would stay filled.
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