The two largest for-profit prison companies in the United States – GEO and Corrections Corporation of America – and their associates have funneled more than $10 million to candidates. these private companies have seen their revenue and market share soar. They now rake in a combined $3.3 billion in annual revenue and the private federal prison population
Private prisons are sending us back to drungons we are working Changing "the American Prison Business" through education and discussion from the people who have been there. There are enough ex-convicts in America who can come together and demand reform. Being an activist and pushing your congressmen on abolishing consensual crimes as a jailable offense is a great start
This last year private prisons threaten they need more inmates and are not making enough money
Norway's incarceration rate just 75 per 100,000 people, compared to 707 people for every 100,000 people in the US. On top of that, when criminals in Norway leave prison, they stay out. It has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the world at 20%. The US has one of the highest: 76.6% of prisoners are re-arrested within five years.
Several prisons in the U.S. each hold nearly twice the prison
population of Finland.
Inside the four high-security prisons in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, common areas included table tennis, pool tables, steel darts, and aquariums.
Are we selling our Kids ?
At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard.
Forcing people awaiting trial to pay bail in order to get out jail is, to say the least, a flawed way of pursuing justice.
In a fairer world, people wouldn’t be penalized by the legal system for not having, say, $10,000 in liquid cash