Prison Industial Complex and Tough on Crime Politicians

Date: 24 March 2005, 12:59:17 Source:	Flickr Author: 	Dylan Oliphant from LaMarque, U.S.A.

Date: 24 March 2005, 12:59:17
Source: Flickr
Author: Dylan Oliphant from LaMarque, U.S.A.

Did you know that the United States is full of privately owned prisons that contract mostly with the State governments to house “convicts”?

Did you know that their contracts demand a very high percentage of prison occupancy or the state is in violation of the contract and is liable for penalties?

Now ask yourself about “tough on crime” politicians. Have any of them taken campaign donations from any of these prison companies?

If you think that is not possible, look up what judges get the most campaign donations from tow truck operations and companies in Austin, Texas.

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2 thoughts on “Prison Industial Complex and Tough on Crime Politicians

  1. I have written often about these corporations. You would think that the rate of lawsuits would deter them but they don’t. That’s because the money that is made by cheating the inmates of good food, medical and programs is more than the money they have to pay out when they lose. Some states have denied re-upping the contracts of some but I think that there are enough crooked wardens and politicians local, state plus the people who depend on the income because a corporation has shareholders, that changing it will be a tough job. Check out the stats of Alabama and what is going on there. it would make you cringe. If you haven’t read, please continue reading My Name is Jamie. Life in Prison. mynameisjamie.net. Please help share this.

    • I know people in prison. It is one of the things that opened my eyes to the reality of the police state and prison horror.

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