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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 01:53 PM
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Wisconsin Koch-Puppet Scott Walker Loves Him Some Private Prisons /

The Wisconsin Uprising has once again keyed in Laboring Americans attention to the numerous corporate mechanisms that daily stifle their life, labor rights and democracy.

Scott Walker is a prime example of a heavily corporate sponsored candidate (even drawing large sums from Arch-NeoCons the Koch Brothers) who plots to destroy working class negotiation tools, while giving away public resources to his billionaire allies. Whether it be lies about how public pensions are draining the budget , selling no bid power plant contracts to Koch industries or using layoffs as a political weapon, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has no problems lying and scheming to accomplish the will of his corporate masters.

For example, while the private prison industry has been pumping money into paranoia-peddlers who support immigration-lock up bills like SB1070 , it has also given tidy sums to union-busters like Scott Walker. Walker in exchange seems quietly intent to replace public prisons with the much more expensive, dangerous and ineffective private prison industry (pdf download).

When word got out that Scott Walker was planning a give-away to private prisons, the Governor engaged in internet censorship by blocking access to that link from the Capitol. It didnt keep Wisconsinites from wondering if Scott Walker would repeat his performance as a state legislator in trying to privatize Wisconsins Prisons.

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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 04:52 PM
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1. I have SERIOUS problems with private prisons
they have a monetary incentive to keep people in prison! They get paid by the prisoner! The future will look like this - Download a song in a non-corporate-approved way? Well enjoy your 12 month stay at one of Scotty's Shithole private prisons! This is where shit is headed. Here is just one of many articles about how bad of an idea private prisons (aka FOR PROFIT prisons) are (and it's from 2003!):

The Truth About Private Prisons
A new report makes it clear that the nation's largest operator of for-profit prisons has little to be proud of in its 20-year-history.
December 15, 2003

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation's largest operator of prisons for profit, is celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout this year "at both the company's corporate Nashville office and at all of the more than 60 prisons, jails and detention centers under CCA ownership and/or management."

No word on whether the prisoners will be celebrating with them. However, a new report from Grassroots Leadership sticks a pin in their birthday balloon with a very critical look at the company's management of both its financial affairs and its contract prisons.

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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 05:30 PM
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4. Combined with prison labor - VERY BAD IDEAS.
There should be ZERO profit motive for imprisoning people. A decent society would absolutely insist on that.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 05:17 PM
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2. Tommy built 'em with taxpayer dollars....
...and now Squat is going to give them to his wealthy buds.

I was amazed that the Wisconsin quarter didn't have a picture of a highway leading to a prison. Tommy sure loved concrete.

No money for schools. Plenty of money for prisons.

No money for healthcare. More money for indigent funerals.

Anyone see a pattern here?
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cognoscere Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 05:26 PM
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3. That's good, especially if he has to do some time in one of them. N/T
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