7 August 2012
Imprisonment is not rightly a FOR PROFIT scheme. Locking people up for profit is BAD.
Political Correctness and Moral Relativism encourage people to believe-more-like-rationalize that EVERYTHING has shades of gray, that NOTHING is “black and white”. DEAD OR ALIVE is black and white.
Incarcerating people for profit is unambiguously BAD/WRONG.
Imprisonment falls under the Necessary Evil umbrella, same as Taxes. The objective with Necessary Evils is LOGICALLY to require as few of them and as little of each as possible.
Generally speaking...Econ 101 generally...society will get more of whatever turns a profit. Lo and behold, the land of the free and the home of the brave has the largest prison population on earth. Not “just” the largest per capita, the LARGEST. Though China and India have over a BILLION people apiece, the “United” States has the largest prison population.
The shining light on the hill...lol, the beacon of hope...locks up more people for a greater number of lesser offenses AND locks them up for longer periods of time.
Read it and weep: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/world
To privatize prisons is to INCENTIVIZE incarceration. “Naturally”, more and more people will be incarcerated.
More and more people will be incarcerated because it constitutes more business, which generates more revenue, from whence come salaries and bonuses and profits and such. The infamous Silent Majority will ALLOW more and more people to be locked up for profit because freedom from the EXPENSE of imprisoning people frees free people even from AWARENESS of the unjustly imprisoned.
If Americans are willing to LOCK HUMAN BEINGS BEHIND BARS, they had damned well better be willing to PAY for it. PAYING for the “privilege” of removing people from society and stripping them of rights is a fundamental deterrent to abuse of the practice.