One big problem that people don’t seem to discuss is how the American prison systems are becoming privatized. I recently had a discussion with my weed dealer of all people about how he got locked up once (ironically not for selling weed). The basis of the convo consisted of how he had to spend an extra two days in jail because it made the company that ran the jail more money. He said the guards just straight up told him to his face. “You are an invoice, the longer you are here the more money we make“.
How does that make sense? Prison is supposed to deliver justice for criminal acts. Not make rich people richer. Plus there is obviously the racial element to this story. Who is most likely making the money? Old white people. How are they doing it? By institutionalizing poor minorities who commit criminal acts due to a lack of opportunities in their communities. Not only that, but these companies stand to increase there profitability by imprisoning more people and keeping them there longer. F*cking America, great country we live in these days, huh? According to the NY Times:
The conviction that private prisons save money helped drive more than 30 states to turn to them for housing inmates. But Arizona shows that popular wisdom might be wrong: Data there suggest that privately operated prisons can cost more to operate than state-run prisons — even though they often steer clear of the sickest, costliest inmates.
A few years back (Maybe over a decade ago) 90% of the males in a small texas minoritiy town was rounded up, all on false charges, to fill out a local prison quota. I have been trying to tell people for years that this country is fascist but, people say its Unamerican to talk like that. I have dedicated my entire educational journey to criminal justice and public administration and I can tell you with certainty that our system is so corrupt that its becoming normal. People are so used to being victims that we wont even rise up against this corporate bull-ish. Wake up people, Mussolini sait it himself, Fascism should be called corporatism because it is a power merger between business and state (paraphrase). Minorities may be on the short list right now but , in the next 50 or 60 years race won't matter. You will be persecuted because of your financial status.
I apologize in advance for the typos above. You get the idea.
Oh also, I did a paper on the cost of funding prisons. Within 10 years all prisons could become self-sustaining communities if we utilize the technologies we have currently. Technologies in areas such as energy, agriculture, aqua-farming. Also turning prison sentences into educational setences. You arent going to a warehouse, you go to school for 4 years to learn how to be productive in society. This can be done but, it will be fought tooth and nail because it wont create money for profit for fatcats to bank. Our leaders are failing us. The current corrections department spends 65billion or more a year. Imagine the minds that could be fed and the impoverished that could enrich if it was utilized the proper way. In due time the revolution will happen and America will be restored to its proper place.
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