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  •  2010 is the latest number available? (0+ / 0-)
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      decade numbers for the last ten years.

      Private prison percentages rose to 8.2 percent in 2013 (looking for link).

      "If the Jew who struggles for justice for Palestine is considered anti-Semitic, & if Palestinians seeking self-determination are so accused...then no oppositional move can take place w/o risking the accusation." - Judith Butler

      by David Harris Gershon on Thu May 23, 2013 at 12:35:17 PM PDT

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      Privatization is evil in almost every instance. It is another Conservative philosophy that harms America but enriches a small number of rightwingers.

      I think I read that Louisiana now gets a large portion, if not the biggest portion, of its income from private prisons. They eagerly throw anyone they can into prison. So-called "judges" are in on the fix, getting campaign contributions, etc. in return. Local sheriffs are now getting most of their budgets from the percentage the prisons-for-profit pay them per conviction.

      Conservatism's "More Money for Me" philosophy is killing us, ruining lives, destroying the economy, and bringing down our country.

      And many voters go for it.

      What's the matter with Louisiana? And Texas? and on and on...  

      First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
      Because I was not a Socialist.

      Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
      Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

      Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
      Because I was not a Jew.

      Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
                                         Martin Niemöller

      A Southerner in Yankeeland

      To save your life read "Pity The Billionaire" by Thomas Frank, and "Winner-Take-All-Politics" by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson. Then read more books.

      by A Southerner in Yankeeland on Thu May 23, 2013 at 01:48:15 PM PDT

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