For-Profit Prison Companies Want More Crime

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 1st May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Our private, for-profit prisons need more crime to increase their bottom line.

Making more criminals for profit

With just five percent of the world's population, the United States has 25 percent of the world's population of people in jails. One out of every 100 Americans will sleep tonight behind bars, and the private, for-profit prison companies want to increase that percentage. To that end, they are paying lobbyists huge sums and contributing to governors and federal and state legislatures to see that no drugs are decriminalized, that our immigration problems remain unsolved, that the war on drugs continues unabated, and that longer prison terms are instituted.

There are two large for-profit private prison companies in America, Corrections Corporation of America, and GEO (formerly Wackenut). What follows is a word-for-word quote from the pages of GEO's latest annual report, which graphically states their mission:

"In particular, the demand for our correctional and detention facilities and services could be adversely affected by changes in existing criminal or immigration enforcement efforts, leniency in conviction, sentencing or deportation practices, and the decriminalization of certain activities that are currently proscribed by criminal laws or the loosening of immigration laws. For example, any changes with respect to the decriminalization of drugs and controlled substances could affect the number of persons arrested, convicted, sentenced and incarcerated, thereby potentially reducing demand for correctional facilities to house them. Similarly, reduction in crime rates could lead to reductions in arrests, convictions and sentences requiring incarceration at correctional facilities. Immigration reform laws which are currently a focus for legislators at the federal, state and local level also could materially adversely impact us."

So there you have it folks.These companies are rooting hard for harsher sentences, tougher immigration laws, a change in immigration policy so that illegal aliens are incarcerated rather than deported, stiffer drug laws, and for crime to increase. They trade on misery, and they see people as nothing more than commodities, having no more value than a waste basket. How do these guys sleep at night?

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
1st May 2012 (#)

Certainly something needs to be done about crime, but seeing a corporate statement like that gives me chills.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
1st May 2012 (#)

It's completely heartless, don't you think?

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
2nd May 2012 (#)

There has to be a law somewhere that would put the head of this "corporation" behind bars ... where is karma when you need it ?

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
2nd May 2012 (#)

It's an upside down world. These are the real criminals, the profit-before-all-else bunch. Thanks for commenting !Faithmorgan.

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author avatar Buzz
2nd May 2012 (#)

This one is for Ripley's, Steve. Simply unbelievable.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
2nd May 2012 (#)

Indeed it is. Thanks Buzz.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
15th May 2012 (#)

It is dangerous out there. I think we are all looked at by the police as potential inmates to keep those huge, new prisons full.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
19th May 2012 (#)

Wow! It sounds strange and bizarre- where are the ethics and morality? Profits have eaten them all!
Thank you Peter for a different taste of writing, I liked it.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
19th May 2012 (#)

It is indeed bazarre. Thanks Ivyevelyn and Md.

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author avatar urguide
25th May 2012 (#)

It is shocking.........the boldness of corporates to even say it so openly indicates the level of corruption and heartless attitude in the system.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
25th May 2012 (#)

Absolutely. Now they shove it right in front of our noses, and could care less, because they own the government and the courts. Thanks for commenting.

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