Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Jails New York City- February 2018

February - all TV channels in New York were discussing the decision to built 3 new Jails in New York in different areas without consultation of people that live in the areas.

In USA the jail system is in the hands of private corporations that have contract with the government to be filled with prisoners. So people with minor infractions will go to jail.

Here is what I found about the subject.

Few profited more immediately from Donald Trump’s election than the private-prison industry. On Nov. 9, the day after Mr. Trump won, the Corrections Corporation of America (now CoreCivic), the nation’s biggest operator of private prisons, saw its stock price jump 43 percent; its leading competitor, the GEO Group, rose 21 percent. Stocks in those companies are up more than 100 percent since Election Day.

So the companies that jail people and use slave labor are traded to the stock exchange. Good business model. That is a  return to slavery system.

By 2014, the top two companies had revenues of $3.3 billion, nearly double what they made in 2006.

A private prison or for-profit prison is a place in which individuals are physically confined or incarcerated by a third party that is contracted by a government agency. Private prison companies typically enter into contractual agreements with governments that commit prisoners and then pay a per diem or monthly rate, either for each prisoner in the facility, or for each place available, whether occupied or not. Such contracts may be for the operation only of a facility, or for design, construction and operation.
Private prisons are controversial. The main argument for the contracting prisons to private operators is that it can save money.

In the modern era, the United Kingdom was the first European country to use for-profit prisons. Wolds Prison opened as the first privately managed prison in the UK in 1992. In the UK, all private prisons are legally required to turn a profit.

 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported that in 2016, private prisons held nearly three-quarters of federal immigration detainees.

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_prison
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/opinion/under-mr-trump-private-prisons-thrive-again.html



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