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  •  "Private Prisons" are so disturbing.... (0+ / 0-)

    Talk about one of the more basic functions of government... To the extent that our criminal justice system works, it's because it operates as a collective responsibility. Juries are selected from the citizenry, police officers and COs are hired from among the public and are paid through public funds, and in theory accountable to the public.

    And yet we're turning over the incarceration and custody of convicts to profit-seeking private companies. It just seems so immoral. I'd love to learn more about how these deals are made and which politicians sign off on them. I'm not sure I could vote for a politician, Republican or Democrat, that would enter into such a deal.

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