Here are some examples of what is wrong with this:
1) Kids for cash scandal demonstrates why we should never privatize prisons: "The 'Kids for cash' scandal unfolded in 2008 over judicial kickbacks at the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Two judges, President Judge Mark Ciavarella and Senior Judge Michael Conahan, were accused of accepting money from Robert Mericle, builder of two private, for-profit juvenile facilities, in return for contracting with the facilities and imposing harsh sentences on juveniles brought before their courts to increase the number of inmates in the detention centers. ..." Also see: "Judges, Mark Ciavarella & Michael Conahan Guilty in Scheme to Jail Youths for Profit" and "Pennsylvania Judge Gets 'Life Sentence' For Prison Kickback Scheme" by Walter Pavlo, Contributor.
Paul Schlosser had received hospital treatment for a gouge he inflicted on his left arm, but had repeatedly removed the dressing in an effort to get medication and a book to distract him.
Inmates who hurt themselves to manipulate staff are among the most difficult to deal with, Ponte said last week.
Officers restrained Schlosser in a restraint chair so the medical staff could treat his arm, because he refused to go to the medical unit voluntarily.
When one officer pinned his head to the chair, Schlosser struggled and spit at an officer. Welch sprayed him at close range with pepper spray, called OC spray, from a canister intended to be used on multiple people at a distance of 18 to 20 feet, according to an investigator's report. ..."
There are many other examples of what is wrong with the prison system. I do not believe that: prisons should be run for-profit; mental ill inmates should be transferred to mental health hospitals/facilities; prisoners should be rehabilitated; prison rape should be stopped; etc.
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