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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:29 PM

 

US private prison program rebooted by Trump administration

Source: theguardian.com

The Trump administration has scrapped Barack Obama’s program of ending the justice department’s use of private prisons, embracing an industry that has come under sharp criticism from civil rights advocates.

Jeff Sessions, Trump’s attorney general, on Thursday rescinded a six-month-old directive for the Federal Bureau of Prisons to wind down contracts with prison companies, claiming that the measure had “impaired the bureau’s ability to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system.

“Therefore, I direct the bureau to return to its previous approach,” Sessions said in his memo to Thomas Kane, the bureau’s acting director.

The move prompted spikes in the share prices of the major for-profit prison corporations, companies which contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to Trump’s presidential election campaign and inauguration funds.



Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/23/trump-revives-private-prison-program-doj-obama-administration-end



The fascist concentration camps are up and running again.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:38 PM

1. It is not even the 'fascist concentration camp'

It is just another way for a few people to get filthy rich. Trump is rounding up undocumenteds so that we can load up private prisons and the folk at the top will get stinking rich.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:04 AM

7. Absolutely correct..

Privatization of Everything....$$$$$ deregulation.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:44 PM

2. Slave labor.

If you really want a job you can become a prisoner. Bad food, poor living conditions, little or no health care, no more gyms, no more TV, no more libraries, no more education, and do not forget the unchecked abuse.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 11:51 PM

3. Congress has to weigh in eventually. I'd get rid of private military contractors too.

 

By military contractors I'm talking security and food... like that. Stuff our military always did before and doing a better job for much less money and following military law.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:03 AM

4. socialize the cost, privatize the profits n/t

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:55 AM

5. Alabama and Sessions have ong history ,,,,,

with prison for profit....... mucho $ kickbacks for politicians to be had,,,,, at one time they were charging the prisoners room and board and if couldn't pay they had time added on to their time.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 01:51 AM

6. have to wonder which investors got tipped off beforehand

"The move prompted spikes in the share prices of the major for-profit prison corporations"

tidy batch of money to be had there if you know what's coming, eh? short tourism, go long on the prison industry

sadly, insider trading would be near the very bottom of the list of this demon administration's crimes

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 02:31 PM

12. Looks like they've known for awhile


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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:07 AM

8. Yet another reason to get he money out of politics!

Always a quid pro quo and no agency out to bust them for it.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:27 AM

9. All bad all the time!

All of the wrong of the Bush WH, plus personal treason as the cherry on top. There is no good coming from these organizations, they are a lot of what's wrong iwth the country, so of course, he' in favor. That's why Sessions hates MJ, that's who's filling up lots of prisons and they want more prisoners. Wonder how much they paid drumpf and Sessions, bet it was substantial.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 10:20 AM

10. The fourth stage of Genocide!!!

Organization

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 10:29 AM

11. hope i get sent to a clean one with edible food...it only a matter of time

not that i have done anything


but eventually they will start rounding some of us up for something

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 03:48 PM

13. millions of Americas prisoners for Corporations to abuse at 20 cents an hour. Republicans 'jobs'

legal slavery.

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Formally abolishing slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 08:36 AM

14. Jury: Prison Company Violated Rights, But No Need to Pay

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal jury says private prison company CoreCivic had a longstanding custom of understaffing an Idaho prison, and that the company was deliberately indifferent to the risk of serious harm that posed to inmates.

But jurors also found that the company, formerly called Corrections Corporation of America, doesn’t have to pay damages for the problem because the inmates who sued failed to prove that the understaffing happened in the hours before they were attacked by a prison gang.

The jury deliberated for several hours before handing down the verdict late Thursday evening in a Boise courtroom. Afterward, attorneys on both sides of the case claimed a victory of sorts.

The inmates brought the lawsuit in 2012, contending that CCA deliberately understaffed the prison in order to boost profits, and that the understaffing created conditions that allowed a prison gang to hide in a janitorial closet for several hours before jumping out to beat and stab the inmates.

http://www.courthousenews.com/jury-prison-company-violated-rights-but-no-need-to-pay/

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