Black People Politics : Obama administration to end use of private prisons

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  1. IFE

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    Obama administration to end use of private prisons
    August 18, 2016 at 12:44 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says it’s phasing out its relationships with private prisons after a recent audit found the private facilities have more safety and security problems than ones run by the government.

    Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates has instructed federal officials to significantly reduce reliance on private prisons.

    As of December 2015, more than 22,000 federal inmates — or about 12 percent of the total — were in private facilities. That’s according to report this month from the Justice Department’s inspector general.

    The government started to rely on private prisons in the late 1990s due to overcrowding.


     
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    This only effects prisoners in Federal prisons. Not state prisons or jails.
     
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    Big props IFE!
     
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    This is a report from whats on the other side of the log: How will the Fed or State prisons be funded if private money/prisons are gone? Sorta seems obvious. How do the Feds/States afford it especially if the prisons were overcrowded in the first place? Bonds, your taxation. How can the Feds afford such a thing when they haven't paid reparations yet? How can the States afford it if they are near bankruptcy like California; fires with flames 100 ft. tall, no water already; with problems named Chicago; floods needing emergency Federal help through out the South. Plus Hillary wants to bring immigrants in by 500%. Other than the potential danger with that, can they go to work right away? Do we have enough jobs for them? Is it going to cost us more money with welfare?

    The only place the Feds and States will get money for all that is to raise prices and taxes from you.
     
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    Once private prisons have buttered up politicians, they get everything from lucrative state contracts to new, harsher laws that lock up more people, for lesser crimes, with longer minimum sentences. Nearly every private prison deal includes a “bed mandate” that requires the state to fill 90-100% of the beds in privately-owned detention facilities. That means taxpayers are mandated to either lock up more people or pay the private prison companies for empty beds. You, the taxpayer, are paying for that.

    Really think about that for a second. These companies are buying political influence to actually change criminal law — Not because it improves public safety, but because their entire profit model depends on it. This may sound like the stuff of conspiracy theories, but CCA openly admitted as much in its own 2014 annual report:



     
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    Private Prisons do not pay the States or Fed. Private Prisons GET PAID with taxpayer dollars.

    When all the jobs done by prisoners are put into the public market, there will be jobs for "them".
     
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