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Tue Mar 26, 2013, 11:36 AM

2. private prisons create lobbies for longer sentences

 

because longer sentences mean more revenue - so while a private prison may *claim* a lower cost of incarceration per day, you may end up with more days of incarceration to pay for

there are reasons to ask one's representatives for longer sentences, there are reasons to ask for shorter - but the WORST reason to ask for longer, is that the private prison you operate will make more money. and that's exactly what happens. you think a private prison corp ever lobbied for shorter sentences?

there should never be that motive in the decision to take another person's freedom. but that
's exactly what using private prisons does

it is not an exaggeration to call it a 'Prison Industrial Complex'. It has the exact same issues that Eisenhower identified with the military industrial complex - a large industry with massive conflicts of interests toward the society it supposedly serves

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