Okay Right Wingers-
Don't even try to tell me private-run prisons are a good thing. The opportunities for corruption are nearly endless when the government ponies up trillions for private prisons, armies, contractors...it is ridiculous. The privatization of prisons only provides reason to the greedy to keep people behind bars and shuffle them around the country like cattle. An excerpt from an AP article from Yahoo!
"WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – For years, the juvenile court system in Wilkes-Barre operated like a conveyor belt: Youngsters were brought before judges without a lawyer, given hearings that lasted only a minute or two, and then sent off to juvenile prison for months for minor offenses.
In one of the most shocking cases of courtroom graft on record, two Pennsylvania judges have been charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers.
Prosecutors say Luzerne County Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan took $2.6 million in payoffs to put juvenile offenders in lockups run by PA Child Care LLC and a sister company, Western PA Child Care LLC."
Here is the link to the AP article via Yahoo!
This is another example of the nightmare that is conservatism. Lock up your "problem people" in private FOR PROFIT jails and prisons. Kinda like Mayberry, but I guess Andy Taylor's jail at the very least was a public run facility.
I sincerely hope we are looking at a death knell for the conservative movement and capitalism, it has done far too much damage for far too long.