The Big Business of Jailing Americans

An empty jail cell awaits a new prisoner

An empty jail cell awaits a new prisoner

“Corrections Corporation of America, the largest operator of for-profit prisons in the US, has spent millions of dollars lobbying Washington for stricter laws that would ensure that their facilities are regularly close to total capacity. As these companies spend money to make new laws and expand on others that target non-violent criminals, the companies responsible generate mass income from operating the facilities.” – Anonymous takes on prison industrial complex with latest hack

The privatization of America’s prison system is well on its way to complete.

Corrections Corporation of America, … is appealing to 48 states across the country with an offer to buy out their detention facilities….

The CCA says that by selling off prisons, state governments can remediate the “challenging corrections budgets.” While it could come as a saving grace for taxpayers, it also conjured up questions over the motives of a for-profit corporation that makes bank off of putting men and women behind bars. – Jailing Americans becomes a profitable business

Many have covered this Privatization/Piratization movement.  Sadly, most American Patriots have not been paying attention.  The push here is no different than the machinations practiced by the IMF and World Bank capturing public works assets (water, education, transportation, energy, healthcare) in third world countries.  Dept is sited as reason to privatize.  Though not through free market competition but, by monopolistic means.  What is forced on ‘debt captured’ countries we gladly turn over; through a cunning Corporatocracy driven MEME; that it will be more efficient.

Remember these enterprises are feeding from the public trough.  And, when policy driven monopolies result, it is a subsidy (transfer of wealth), paid for by the citizens.  Just for a moment, weigh the fact that whenever you subsidize anything you get more of it with the negative implications of subsidizing private prisons.

Our economy depends on insiders having their cake and eating it too and subsidizing a free lunch by stealing from someone else.  – Catherine Austin Fitts

If you’re interested in the ways of Washington, the depth of the Rabbit Hole and the psychopaths within, see the “Dillon Reed and Company: And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits” link at the bottom of: The Looting of America: Happy Labor Day

Addendum:

Since Nixon declared the war on drugs – 1971, the beginning of privatizing prisons – 1981 and the Sentencing Reform Act – 1984 prison populations have soared.  The United States prison system now makes the infamous Soviet Gulag System look like little league.

Result of U.S. War on Drugs: PRISON NATION

The United States leads the world in prisoner

production.  There are 2.3 million people behind bars.

China, with four times as many people, has 1.6 million in prison.


Pres. Jimmy Carter in the NY Times, “Call Off the Drug War“:

“Drug policies here are more punitive and counterproductive than in other democracies, and have brought about an explosion in prison populations. At the end of 1980, just before I left office, 500,000 people were incarcerated in America; at the end of 2009 the number was nearly 2.3 million. There are 743 people in prison for every 100,000 Americans, a higher portion than in any other country and seven times as great as in Europe. Some 7.2 million people are either in prison or on probation or parole — more than 3 percent of all American adults!

Some of this increase has been caused by mandatory minimum sentencing and “three strikes you’re out” laws. But about three-quarters of new admissions to state prisons are for nonviolent crimes. And the single greatest cause of prison population growth has been the war on drugs war on peaceful Americans who chose to use intoxicants not currently approved of by the U.S. government (HT: Don B.), with the number of people incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenses increasing more than twelve-fold since 1980.”

Second Addendum from: $7.77 Trillion: American Kleptocracy – Goodbye Middle Class

New York is the least Free State: The WilliamBanzai7 Blog
Financial Institutional Fraud Prosecutions
In Spite of the Explosion In Financial Fraud from the Mid 2000’s
continuing unabated to this day, the number of Criminal Financial
Institution Fraud Prosecutions under the Obama Administration is
the lowest in 20 years.  This may lead you to believe the Administration
is weak on crime. The chart below counters this notion, indicating
the private prison industry is doing just fine, thank you. See:
The Looting of America: Happy Labor Day

And the next wave is:

The NDAA:  A Clear and Present Danger to American Liberty
The US is sleepwalking into becoming a police state, where, like a pre-Magna Carta monarch, the president can lock up anyone

As the neocon/neoliberal brotherhood marches society toward breakdown activist make their convictions known:

“When our comrades are locked up struggling against a repressive regime that has no concern for due process, we do not forget. When our comrades are ripped off their civil liberties and human rights, we do not forgive,” – Anonymous

9 comments to The Big Business of Jailing Americans

  • Kudos Pitchman: Excelent expose.

    I write from 4 plus decades of experience consulting law enforcement, corrections and the international intelligence community.

    Corrections Corp of America, and their competitors, are a dangerous travesty to the criminal justice system.

    It’s about the $!. The records are public. Their employees are underpaid, undertrained, under-benefited and overwhelmed. When they take over a prison, murders, assaults ( on prisoners and officers ) escapes and contraband soar. They of course try to obfuscate the conditions but the statistics are there.

    This will not improve as long as $ rule and the indifferent public continues to bury their heads in the sand.

    The pea green socialist administration is focused on starving and freezing us in the dark while they dabble in windmills, solar and now algae.

    Communist revolution coming to your neighborhood.

    http://www.magnifiedview.com/2011/10/18/occupying-wall-street-style-uprisings-and-the-arab-spring-revolutions/

    Right on Pitchman – Write on! Cordially, Yoda@magnifiedview.com

    P.S. “May you live in interesting times” Ancient Chinese curse.

  • Paul Prichard (Paper Bear)

    Anonymous being, well, anonymous, you don’t know which operation attributed to thm is a false flag or genuine.

  • Aurochs

    You make no distinction between the victimless crime prisoners, like pot smokers and ‘thought’ criminals and the scum of the earth that fill our jails and prisons. Nor do you make any distinction between the fedeeral prisons and the state institutions. I’m not at all sure just what your point of view is here. Your post is so general and non specific that I find it just bullshit since you title it about jailing Americans with the inference that they are all just regular joes like me and you. For the most part they are violent and evil bastards and should either be where they are or at the end of a rope. In fact, thousands and thousands of the ‘elite’ and banksters should be with the tatooed teardrop crowd. If your point is about free enterprise running the penal system, I am dubious and suspicious about it too. If your point is about the failure and injustice of our legal and justice system, I couldn’t agree more. I’m afraid I really just don’t get your message here.

    • Ayrochs:

      Thanks for commenting!

      Please read it again. I did want to add stats but could not find the original stats that showed 59% of prisoners in fed prisons for drugs and then 27-29% for illegal immigration or non violent crimes. State prison populations were not this lopsided but pointed to the fact that we have incarcerated 100’s of thousands for long periods for non violent crimes while the Banksters (more so today by corporations) launder a $1 Trillion a year. See the: “The Looting of America: Happy Labor Day” link above!!!

      Also see the added Addendum. That should clear things up a bit.

      Thanks again; I should have added the Addendum info in the first place.

      Here we are today

      See:The NDAA: A Clear and Present Danger to American Liberty
      The US is sleepwalking into becoming a police state, where, like a pre-Magna Carta monarch, the president can lock up anyone

      http://notionalvalue.blogspot.com/2012/03/ndaa-clear-and-present-danger-to.html

      • Aurochs

        Abe Lincoln was the first president to totally trash the Constitution. The first thing he did as president was to suspend habias corpus and allowing citizens to be arrested by military without charges and held indefinitely without trial. He also initiated the military draft which did away with ‘life, liberty and persuit of happiness’ and is certainly a form of slavery if ever there was one. If you can get past the brainwashing, take another look at Lincoln. You may be surprised.

        • lastmanstanding

          Kind of sounds like barry sotero…didn’t he compare himself to abe?

          • Abe and Barry were under totally different circumstances. Abe had a civil war over two different systems and was fighting the Banksters. Barry is fighting a limited threat from outside the country and is in bed with the Banksters.

            Decisions to suspend habias corpus under vastly different security challenges were both wrong but points to a vastly more dangerous current POTUS. The international banking powers behind the current destruction of our inalienable rights are those that Abe said were more dangerous than the southern armies.

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