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Prison labor booms in US as low-cost inmates bring billions

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Let your research continue . This rabbit hole runs deeper than people know or understand

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Why aren't most of our leaders serving their time there?  Would be a big service to our country.  Prison labor is just the right fit for Billary, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and many, many others. 

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It's slavery.

And look who the whippersnappers are now.

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The prison industry is big business 

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21694-shocking-facts-about-americas-for-profit-prison-industry

In late 2013, a new report from In the Public Interest (ITPI) revealed that private prison companies are striking deals with states that contain clauses guaranteeing high prison occupancy rates–sometimes 100 percent. This means that states agree to supply prison corporations with a steady flow of residents–whether or not that level of criminal activity exists. Some experts believe this relationship between government and private prison corporations encourages law enforcement agencies to use underhanded tactics–often targeting minority and underserved groups–to fill cells.

“The report, ‘Criminal: How Lockup Quotas and ‘Low-Crime Taxes’ Guarantee Profits for Private Prison Corporations,’ documents the contracts exchanged between private prison companies and state and local governments that either guarantee prison occupancy rates (essentially creating inmate lockup quotas) or force taxpayers to pay for empty beds if the prison population decreases due to lower crime rates or other factors (essentially creating low-crime taxes),” reports Salon.

As a result, there are now over 2 million people living behind bars in the United States. That’s half a million more than China, which has a population five times greater than the U.S. Many are incarcerated for non-violent crimes, like the use or possession of marijuana, and other problems that would be far better served through a rehabilitation or education program.

The worst part is that once captured by the prison industry, inmates are forced to work for pennies an hour, providing cheap labor for some of the most profitable enterprises in the world, including the U.S. Military.

According to the Left Business Observer, “the federal prison industry produces 100 percent of all military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, and canteens. Along with war supplies, prison workers supply 98 percent of the entire market for equipment assembly services; 93 percent of paints and paintbrushes; 92 percent of stove assembly; 46 percent of body armor; 36 percent of home appliances; 30 percent of headphones/microphones/speakers; and 21 percent of office furniture. Airplane parts, medical supplies, and much more: prisoners are even raising seeing-eye dogs for blind people.”

When you can get that kind of labor for less than a dollar a day, it’s hard to see the government’s motivation for incarcerating fewer people. And it’s all done at the taxpayer’s expense. (Cont'd)

Who says crime doesn't pay?

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@octopus prime said:

enterprises in the world, including the U.S. Military.

According to the Left Business Observer, “the federal prison industry produces 100 percent of all military...

Are these Federal or private prisons.

The federal government doesn't do anything well, in fact, they loose money on everything they touch.

Only privatized prison systems could actually make money.

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1 hour ago, Team Uzi said:

It's slavery.

And look who the whippersnappers are now.

noo...it is criminals paying back society for their nefarious deeds.

 

If I had my way it would be a 3 strike system, 3 strikes your dead. No matter the crime.

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1 minute ago, thedudeabides said:

noo...it is criminals paying back society for their nefarious deeds.

 

If I had my way it would be a 3 strike system, 3 strikes your dead. No matter the crime.

And what if just one of those times you were actually innocent?

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1 hour ago, Team Uzi said:

And what if just one of those times you were actually innocent?

My system would be impervious to such frivolous ideas.

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7 hours ago, Team Uzi said:

@octopus prime said:

enterprises in the world, including the U.S. Military.

According to the Left Business Observer, “the federal prison industry produces 100 percent of all military...

Are these Federal or private prisons.

The federal government doesn't do anything well, in fact, they loose money on everything they touch.

Only privatized prison systems could actually make money.

The prisons are privately ran. They reap the benefits of no bid government contracts for the equipment they produce. This means someone is making a nice profit and also getting paid for running the prisons. As far as prisoners working off their sentence,  I have no problem with that.  But other issues arise.  Some things are against the law and they shouldn't be.  Sometimes you break the law,  but it's justifiable. (Vengeance on someone who molested my child comes to mind). Sometimes,  evidence has been fabricated outright. At any rate, it's cutting into good paying jobs for productive citizens at least as much as illegal immigrants do.

There's definitely a rabbit hole and it's not as simple as prisoners working off their debt to society. Also,  keep in mind that as things like the Patriot Act and RICO become more and more common,  more and more of US are going to be labeled as criminals. Catch 22 if there ever was one. 

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6 hours ago, octopus prime said:

The prisons are privately ran. They reap the benefits of no bid government contracts for the equipment they produce. This means someone is making a nice profit and also getting paid for running the prisons. As far as prisoners working off their sentence,  I have no problem with that.  But other issues arise.  Some things are against the law and they shouldn't be.  Sometimes you break the law,  but it's justifiable. (Vengeance on someone who molested my child comes to mind). Sometimes,  evidence has been fabricated outright. At any rate, it's cutting into good paying jobs for productive citizens at least as much as illegal immigrants do.

There's definitely a rabbit hole and it's not as simple as prisoners working off their debt to society. Also,  keep in mind that as things like the Patriot Act and RICO become more and more common,  more and more of US are going to be labeled as criminals. Catch 22 if there ever was one. 

Well private sector prisons that actually make money is better than federally run money wasters.

I'm alarmed at the number of prisoners being released into society by the Obama Regime and giving felons the right to vote.

Another disturbing situation is the number of inmates being indoctrinated to Islam during their year /years of sentence.

How would any system support indoctrination of a terrorist organization?

Perhaps that's why the Regime allows prisons to be run on the outside so that they can disconnect from the outcomes they produce.

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21 hours ago, CSB said:

Let your research continue . This rabbit hole runs deeper than people know or understand

:DWsKVPL:

Illegal Immigrants Accounted for Nearly 37 Percent of Federal Sentences in FY 2014

While illegal immigrants account for about 3.5 percent of the U.S population, they represented 36.7 percent of federal sentences in FY 2014 following criminal convictions, according to U.S. Sentencing Commission data obtained by Breitbart News.

Broken down by some of the primary offenses, illegal immigrants represented 16.8 percent of drug trafficking cases, 20.0 percent of kidnapping/hostage taking, 74.1 percent of drug possession, 12.3 percent of money laundering, and 12.0 percent of murder convictions.

One GOP aide expressed shock at the numbers, emailing Breitbart News, “These statistics blew me away, and they blow a hole through the oft-repeated line that people only want to come to America to work.  It’s tragic so few politicians are willing even to acknowledge the true extent of this problem, but until more do, more Americans will keep getting harmed.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/07/illegal-immigrants-accounted-for-nearly-37-percent-of-federal-sentences-in-fy-2014/

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