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The company says it’s a way for states to help manage their current budget crisis. (said the spider to the fly)
“We believe this comes at a timely and helpful juncture and hope you will share our belief in the benefits of the purchase-and-manage model,” CCA chief corrections officer Harley Lappin said in the letter.
Like a waiting vulture, the so-called "private prison" system is another wolf in sheep's clothing preying on cash strapped states trying to close budget gaps, and short sighted republican governors, absorbed with their own political careers are finding these quick fixes hard to resist.
But how do you guarantee a 90% occupancy rate? Take a guess.
Private for-profit prisons are known for cutting incentives for repeat offenders like education and job training programs and offer no drug or alcohol rehabilitation. They have also been accused of inflicting violence on inmates at a higher frequency because they (being cheap bastards) don't pay guards and staff a decent living wage, just like Walmart and KFC.
Last year, the CCA became the first for-profit prison company to buy outright a state-owned prison, under the auspices of the Administration of Ohio Governor John Kasich (R).
Ohio said on Thursday it had gone through with a controversial plan to privatize a portion of the state’s prison system, the latest step in Republican Governor John Kasich’s campaign to shrink government and close the state’s budget shortfall.
Officials said the state had sold the Lake Erie Correctional Institution, an 11-year-old prison housing about 1,500 nonviolent prisoners, to the Corrections Corporation of America for $72.7 million. The state will now pay the Nashville-based company to run the facility.
Were the inmates included in the price?
One more step closer to a banana republic- the ultimate free market capitalism paradise, where CEO's collect bonuses by enslaving people. If a prison were one of the big banks, we'd see deregulation legislation appear like magic, where prisons could robo-sign your life away to keep the profits rolling in.
With so many people defaulting on debt these days, the next boom to the prison industry could be in the debtor's prison market.