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Meds, I believe this is an example of the phenomena that this profit sector is potentially liable to.
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/2/17/penn_judges_plead_guilty_to_takingRe: ABC to launch 24hr news channel - Murdoch declares warfare!
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Private systems generally have penalty clauses related to recidivism rates.Meds, I believe this is an example of the phenomena that this profit sector is potentially liable to.
AMY GOODMAN: An unprecedented case of judicial corruption is unfolding in Pennsylvania. Several hundred families have filed a class-action lawsuit against two former judges who have pleaded guilty to taking bribes in return for placing youths in privately owned jails. Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan are said to have received $2.6 million for ensuring that juvenile suspects were jailed in prisons operated by the companies Pennsylvania Child Care and a sister company, Western Pennsylvania Child Care. Some of the young people were jailed over the objections of their probation officers. An estimated 5,000 juveniles have been sentenced by Ciavarella since the scheme started in 2002.
In addition to the jailing of the youths, the judges also admitted to helping “facilitate” the construction of private jails. The US attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Martin Carlson, unveiled the charges last month.
A key reason prisons need to remain public, in a public prison the worst case scenario would be the entire prison system is corrupt and actively covering it up to prevent mates being sacked and sent to jail.If you think private prisons are bad see corruption in California with public prisons and unions.
Oh and of course, good old Carl just tripped and fell. Poor bugger.
Not the driver more of a push factor, corruption is the systemic cover up of misoperation and incompetence.Sydney Bloods your premise is that profits are the driver of the corruption, and obfuscation of the operations. what is the driver of the corruption, and ensuing obfuscation and cover-up in public operations?
what your have done, is conflate the end product with the cause. profit is not the cause in neither. It is incompetence. In both scenarios, we have cover-ups to hide their back. One will have an added effect of maintaining revenue flow, and if business competent, a profit.
But the profit is not the instigator of the misoperation and incompetence. it exists in both scenarios.
Crikey... I am not quite sure how to respond.
But there is no evidence the private prison system in the US has led to increased efficiency and decreased costs. However it has seen the rise of the second greatest prison population in recorded existence, encouraged both widespread corruption of the judicial system and law enforcement, facilitated a new provider of slave labor, as well as presenting an ongoing human rights catastrophe.two reasons
2) to decrease to power of public services unions which eat away at the fabric of democracy