Because freedom can't protect itself
What's a "for-prison company?" I think perhaps "for-PROFIT prison company" is what was intended. Maybe.
Release all non violent and any prisoner who would not be a danger to society because we need to make room for the criminals in this government! AND there are many!
Even Kentucky doesn't want private prisons
CCA lives off of lucrative contracts holding tens of thousands of immigration detainees. The mandatory detention provisions of the immigration act provides an opportunity for CCA to make handsome profits by detaining individuals who poses absolutely no threat to our community. Immigration reform is badly needed to stop CCA from leeching off of immigration detainees.
My husband was just sent to Irwin County Detention in Georgia, we live in South Carolina, for a bench warrant. I JUST FOUND OUT that he had been moved from SC when he called! The price for calls are outrageous and you have to go through a system to put money on your phone for calls. He has done time before for a nonviolent, nondrug related charge and he is terrified! He's also disabled and said that as soon as he got there inmates had access to weapons! They rather inmates kill each other than take care of them! We have 3 young children and no money for lawyer! I hate this racist state of GEORGIA!!
My son just got out of lockdown in a privately owned (by Sheriff) in a Louisiana parish. I was worried sick for 24 days about his safety, physical and psychological health! His big offense was to allow another inmate use his calling card for a 15 min call. My son was afraid the man was going crazy who had no money himself for a call and needed to call his family!.
My son was falsely accused and convicted for rape, and this puts him as a violent sex offender status! The private prison he is in walks all over civil rights and has used lockdown/solitary to add their own "punishment" onto his sentence!
The La. sheriffs assoc. is meeting this week in a Destin, Florida resort, and I wanted to attend and pass out a flyer I had made for them. However, my son begged me not to, because they could force me to divulge my name, and he's afraid. Afraid! Afraid of retribution! I REALLY hate not going, because it would have helped my anger....but.
Date and place of 4 day conference of La Sheriffs Assoc. http://www.lsa.org/LSAconference/Default.aspx
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