Sunday, December 16, 2012
Things to watch for
The prison-industrial complex in the United States is built on greed. More arrests are needed to fill those prisons -- those privatized prisons that have become such big business.
There's a new wrinkle that may be emerging. Several cities across the country are considering doing with jails what has been done with prisons: Outsourcing, privatizing.
Is that really the way the population wants to go? For-profit jails? Jails controlled by people not working with law enforcement, underpaid and undertrained hourly employees?
Pay attention in your community to see what's going on. Big cities and small towns are both being lobbied by big business to hand over their jails to privatization.