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Actually, the Quakers have run halfway houses, not for profit.
They've also worked for at least seventy years for sentencing reform, promoting alternatives to incarceration.
On the other hand, CCA and GEO Group, with perhaps 90% of all the for-profit prison beds in the country, have promoted more criminal laws and longer sentences, in the interest of still greater profits. They spend many millions on campaign contributions to get even greater funding for their prison-industrial complex.
You're talking the irate taxpayer "talk," but you're not bothering to do any research at all, to inform your conclusions. If you paid any attention, you might find that you and the Quakers are on the same side.Oct 15, 2011
The state has an obligation to both conduct the studies to see if the taxpayers aren't being taken to the cleaners by these for-profit operators, and to oversee the contracts when they're issued.
It's done neither.
The next riot in a private pen could be as early as this weekend, given the sad state of affairs inside.
The state is being sued for $40 million by the families of the murdered Oklahomans. It cost millions more for the search, apprehension, court proceedings in three states. Those far higher escape ratios should be factored into the actual costs of giving contracts to those operators who have little to recommend them save for massive campaign contributions and other assistance, and the former ADC Director Terry Stewart (of Abu Ghraib fame) whose protege was current director Chuck Ryan.
These contracts are nothing but pork. Thank goodness Rabago has volunteered to take this case. Taxpayers should be grateful.Oct 15, 2011
It is extremely difficult to believe that none of the many monitors who worked full time at the Kingman prison, didn't notice that the alarms hadn't worked for years, that the facility, supposedly medium security, only had one fence. Stevie Wonder could have figured out what the problem was.
The Arizona Department of Corrections' Director, Chuck Ryan is the former protege of Terry Stewart, the ex-director and Management and Training Corporation lobbyist.
The state is being sued for $40 million by the heirs of the murdered Oklahoma vacationers. MTC took all the blame for that, but it was obvious that was just a way to keep their contract, to insulate Brewer who was up for reelection.
This prison will never be secure enough to hold dangerous criminals as long as MTC or an equally deficient for-profit prison industry competitor runs it. They're much more interested in quarterly profits than in security.Sep 23, 2011