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"Profits [have been] so good that now there is a new business: importing inmates with long sentences, meaning the worst criminals. [For example,] when a federal judge ruled that overcrowding in Texas prisons was cruel and unusual punishment, the CCA signed contracts with sheriffs in poor counties to build and run new jails and share the profits." (Globalresearch)
With Sanders new bill, he aims to stop the profiting of putting people in jail as well as increasing conditions for prisoners by making all prisons run federally (or by the state/local government). In addition Sanders has also added some previsions to
"dramatically reduce the number of immigrants who are held in detention facilities while awaiting court hearings on their legal status." (WashingtonPost)
So what do you think?
Do you agree with saving money with privatization or government ran prisons?
Do you think there are any political motivations behind this (Presidential ones in particular)?
Washington Post [Link]
Global Research [Link]