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Death for Profit - Privatized Prisons - TAKE ACTION!


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: private_prisons, DHS, CCA, corruption )

Just
- 1146 days ago - mycuentame.org
Private prisons don't care about who they lock up. At a rate of $200 per immigrant a night at their prisons, this is a money making scheme that destroys families and lives.



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Just Carole (338)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 7:40 am
 
CCA Whistleblower Exposes Negligence: Death For Profit
 
In March 2009, Roberto Martinez-Medina was detained and arrested for not having a driver’s license or proof of legal status. Immediately after his arrest, Medina was sent to CCA’s (Corrections Corporation of America) Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia. Less than a month later Roberto Martinez-Medina was dead.
 
During his detainment at Stewart Detention Center—the largest private prison in the country—Medina complained of a pre-existing heart ailment, but was denied medical care over several shifts. There is no medical service available at the detention center, and the nearest hospital is at least an hour away. The main reason for this lack of basic care: CCA had cut medical care costs and other basic needs to increase their quarterly and yearly profit.
 
Bryan Holcomb, an ex-CCA quality assurance manager, spoke exclusively to Cuéntame’s “Immigrant For Sale” producers to expose the negligent operations at Stewart Detention Center. Holcomb assures that this malpractice is common at the facility due to ongoing cuts to basic services. From contaminated drinking water, to chemical agents being used to quell detainee complaints, Holcomb says CCA has gone to great lengths to cover up its insufficient care and mistreatment of detainees.
 
Cuéntame’s latest exposé highlights precisely what is wrong with America’s penitentiary system and immigrant detention centers. The continued persecution of undocumented immigrants has created a multi-billion dollar operation—private prisons with a single profit motive: the incarceration of immigrants.
 
States send your tax dollars to these corporations—approximately $200 a night per detained immigrant. Yet, the funding is not ensuring basic necessities for migrants waiting for their legal status to be resolved. Instead, your money is lining the pockets of CEOs and fat cats who view our immigration system as one big ATM machine. It is no surprise that these same individuals and companies have successfully lobbied for the passage of harsh anti-immigration laws across the country.
 
In fact, Georgia—the home of the nation’s largest private prison—just passed HB87, a de facto criminalization of immigration. Gov. Nathan Deal, who advocated and signed the bill, received thousands in campaign contributions from CCA during the last election cycle. Undocumented or not, if migrants can’t prove their legal status they’ll be shipped off and face harsh, life-threatening conditions, all while private prison CEOs rake in the cash.
 
CCA profited off of Medina’s incarceration, and ensured an even greater profit by denying him critical health care. The inhumane conditions at CCA facilities are directly related to their obsession in cutting costs for profit.
 
Cuéntame is demanding an investigation into Medina’s case. So far, all parties involved have ignored and even covered-up elements of the case. You can demand an investigation at immigrantsforsale.org.
 
Private prisons across the country are making a killing, and you are paying for it.
 
 
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 7:50 am
You bet I signed, tu Carole.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:13 am
GOOD GOD will we ever see a day i Care2 FREE of HORROR stories??? What the hell is happening in the USofA..unbelievable. Most definitely signed in a second. I bet that hell hole's master and Gov. Dean are in bed with that party that abandoned every sense of humanity.
 

. (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:33 am
Thank You Carole

Thank you for demanding an investigation!
With your effort we are able to fight back against private prison corporations like CCA that put profit ahead of human dignity.
*A copy of the petition will be sent, along with all the signatures to DHS and Rep. Lewis - a continuation of existing investigation will be pursued.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:39 am
signed. Thanks Carole.
 

Pamylle G. (461)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:41 am
The very concept is heinous beyond belief !
 

chris b. (2474)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:43 am
Noted and signed
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:45 am

I know. What happened to this country's moral compass???

 

Patricia Cannell (751)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:47 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sending this one my way Carole!
 

. (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:54 am
Noted and signed Carole. . .
 

Simon Validzic (248)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:59 am
"Signed" (even though the petition appears to be intended for residents of the USA since the ZIP is a required field, whereas there is no field for "country"). It so happens that Novi Zagreb has the same ZIP/Postcode as some parts of New York.

In addition to private prisons being motivated by profit, prisons in general are a way of bullying people. Psychiatric institutions can be even worse in that one does not have to actually commit a crime, but just do or even just write something undesirable, to be incarcerated, and they hide behind the "noble" facade of "medicine".
 

as s. (201)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 9:26 am
noted and signed
 

Kit H. (174)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 9:38 am
done.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 9:40 am
Thanks, Carole - this is like a bad movie come true...
 

LeMoyn Salmonsen (90)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 9:43 am
I've signed so many petitions and sent so many letter on this subject over the last 35 years it makes me ill to think we still continue on this slippery slop to a police state, the likes of which the world has never seen. All built around Greed and the failure of the American citizens to pay attention by accepting being relegated to their lot of consumers, by the corporatists Fascists, and not claiming their role as participants in democracy.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 10:01 am

Truth, Hawkeye . . . But, much like the oft-quoted Pastor Martin Niemöller poem . . .

"In Germany, they came first for the Communists,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . .
And by that time there was no one left to speak up."

(Who's next?)

 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 10:04 am
Death for Profits...it is starting to be the motto for all our Corporate run government. It will cost more and more if they get thier hands on them all, which is what can be said about any of our current government run agencies/departments/public facilities. The worlds largest scam is going on right here in American and that makes me ill/digusted/angry just to think about ...every day now. America has isappeared into a series of Corporate logos ..wars and hate/division to keep the masses distracted. We need less prisions if anything and not any run by a corporate period !!
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 10:18 am
...who do we really think would stand up for us outside of the U.S. ..if that 'they came for ____' comes full circle in the U.S. WHo would ? No one I can think of. We've angered or made fools out of the rest of the world and now...it's just us and 'them' .....I expect 'they' will soon be selling each of us off to the highest corporate bidder or branded as damaged goods to be cast aside one. The middle class is their target so hang onto that reality.....as we unit and Stand Together ...the sooner the better.
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 10:22 am
TY Carol..signed and noted.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 10:25 am

No, Jae . . . I thank YOU, for your well-stated words.

 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 10:48 am
Thanks for this Carole.
Fascism is taking drastic steps to establish itself before the resistance can organize.
Fight back people, all we want is our country back.
Anonymous response to FBI & International Law authorities
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 10:56 am
Signed, thanks Carole!
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 10:56 am

John, that's so TRUE!

I only happened upon this because I subscribe to YouTube, Brave New Foundation, and was alerted to this submission by them.

 

Constance F. (433)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 11:06 am
Thank you for posting. Absolutely signed. And ignorance is bliss. About 15 years ago, I was fairly happy go lucky - but since then it's been a struggle to maintain some peace and calm while watching my country, my people, my environment and other species get flushed down the toilet by socieopathic monsters. Which by the way is calculated to be 1 in 25 in the US - I suspect most are in power.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 11:12 am

(So many great comments . . . so many rationed green stars!)

 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 11:20 am
Signed, but it is not just immigrants that are being used up for profits! Everyone from the the poorest to the most wealthy "middle class" person is being sucked dry of every penny for corporate profits. Most of us are denied health care, a safe place to sleep and most other BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS all in the name of "progress" and money just like the immigrants in this article, only in our case there is at least a thin veneer of freedom granted to us...
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 11:31 am
You cannot currently send a star to Just because you have done so within the last week.
Already signed and shared on myspace, fb & twitters last week when I got this in an email.
This just makes me sick, & how many more that we do not know about:(
Thank you Carole for taking the time to make everybody aware of this.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 11:43 am
Signed, thanks Carole. The immigrants are "for sale" because the politicians have bee for sale for far too long.
 

LeMoyn Salmonsen (90)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 12:03 pm
My Brother Jae, I’m going to disagree with your comment that “no one would come to our aid” to a small degree. I believe IF the American People stood up in mass, as they have in WI, to make a stand opposing the multi national corps and their puppets the vast majority of the world’s peoples would rise up in mass to stand in unity with us, if they believed we were for real.

The problem of course, as you point out, the American public is so divided, distracted and duped by the BS from the on high (Job Creators) they don’t recognize the true enemy and are content to lay the blame for their problems at governments feet. You and I know our government is the deflection and not the true authority and we both have spent much of our live trying to shine the light of truth into the shadows, to little avail.

I also believe what it will take to pull the pendulum out of the dark side back into the side of light is a Mass Citizens General Strike. They, the Fascists elements, need to be shown what shutting it down really looks and feels like before they will understand they are not the power they believe.
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 1:05 pm
noted
 

Lilo Prinz (23)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 1:43 pm
signed!
 

Nancy C. (798)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 1:44 pm
I agree with Hawkeye in that 1/3 of my small world of friends and family lean right...
 

Nancy C. (798)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 1:44 pm
n&s of course
 

Eric Gilmartin (361)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 1:52 pm
Prisons-for-profit firms are one of the greatest threats to liberty and society we currently face. They literally care for nothing except locking people up to make money, innocence or guilt is irrelevant to them. We incarcerate too many people already - these privatized prisons will drive that number even higher, which is unacceptable to me! Thanks for posting this.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 2:07 pm
$200. per night!! And, local governments can't compete with that??!! Putting profit in prisons is a recipe for corruption and a threat to liberty!!!
 

Alicia N. (87)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 2:11 pm
done Carole!
 

Barbara W. (342)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 2:12 pm
One of the many racketeering Schemes, con games, should be investigated under the RICO ACT, going on between the private sector and government! Prisons are US! Bogus health Care are US! Monster "Monsanto" foods are US! Wars are US! Poor quality items are US! Drugs "LEGAL" are US! Bridges falling down are US! Screwing the elderly & Disabled are US! Sending jobs out of the country are US! "Tort Reform" waiting in the wings are US! Corporate Gr$$d are US! Legislators paid tooooo much $ are US! Polluted drinking water are US! Dust bowl (Texas) are US! Outlaw Supreme Court Justice's "5" are US! PLUTOCRATS undermining the sanctity, humanity of the nation, are US! BS is US! Sorry Carole, once in a while I need to air my feelings or I'll burst! Good post. Important issue.
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 2:16 pm

NO need to apologize, Barbara . . .

I find the awareness I'm reading in this thread to be thoroughly REFRESHING!

 

. (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 2:25 pm
All for the sake of the great god, money.
 

Jaclin S. (230)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 2:51 pm
Noted,Signed, shared on FB and tweeted - ty Carole for this insight - each and everyday I am learning so much and finding that some people are without any compassion for others they see only the $$$$. Peace & Harmony
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 3:05 pm

There are many of us who are aware . . . YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

 

LeMoyn Salmonsen (90)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 3:08 pm
Barbara, You cannot currently send a star to Barbara because you have done so within the last week.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 3:38 pm
OK, you have mixed a lot of different issues together to the point you just don't make any sense.
If they kill prisoners they don't get the $200 a day anymore, that would make them bad at being a corporation also. Prisons for profit are bad.
But you are once again trying to make a big boggy man, the prisons for profit.
We all want the overrunning of our country stopped
An illegal immigrant should not ever get their status straightened out,
they should be deported permanently.
We do need to stop the illegals from coming here,
we would prefer not to kill them,
but if that is the only choice,
do it!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 3:38 pm
fako picture too
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 4:11 pm

(hehehehe . . . There's always, at least, one.)

 

Yvonne White (232)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 4:18 pm
Any business run "for profit" is, by design, anti-consumer, anti-labor, anti-Everything that cuts into profit, including healthcare or any basic form of "care".. so it's not surprising that For Profit is basically inhumane. But the majority of politicians are "for profit" politically, so they DON'T CARE!
 

. (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 4:23 pm
Signed and thanks for bringing this up.
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 4:38 pm
Signed
Thanks Carole
 

Matthew Cloner (122)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 4:53 pm
Sad story, Carole. Thanks for sharing. I believe that I signed this awhile back when it was first making the rounds on the Internet. I also shared it on Facebook. America used to be such a different and better country years ago. This is what happens when people sear their conscience and place money and profit ahead of honor and decency!
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 4:56 pm

That's very true, Matthew; but unfortunately, there's something about being fed manufactured mass hysteria by "representatives" being paid to represent citizens (while actually servicing self-interested corporations), controlled by media that is also in bed with the same corporations, that smacks of treason.

 

Anne T. (179)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 4:58 pm
Noted, signed and shared! :)
 

Joan for Peace (441)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 5:46 pm
thanks carole, signed and tweeted,
 

Ruth R. (219)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 6:30 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 6:58 pm
More and more local and state governments are selling/privatizing services, like toll roads and parking lots, to foreign companies in order to make up for the lack of revenue causing budget deficits. These privatization deals are being arranged by the biggest financial institutions, like Goldman Sachs, and the contracts solely benefit the investor; the contracts are up to 100 years long and any profit deficit are to be made up by the tax payer. Prisons, of course, are the worst to be privatize since the cost of human misery and exploitation is boundless. It comes down to this, our government is selling our America piece by piece to highest bidder!
 

Bonnie B. (103)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 7:11 pm
Noted, signed and shared on Facebook, thanks, Carole. Per capita there are more people incarcerated in the US than any other country. Make no mistake we are all disposable to the ones in power, which is well illustrated by the the whole debt ceiling nonsense. All the wars, including the "War On Drugs" will not end because it makes too many people very wealthy, including prisons holding people who had a little pot on them. We have quite a fight on our hands, I hope we are up to it! Some great comments here!
 

(0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 7:11 pm
Sorry Carole. I didn't see this until now. We have all seen the State of Arizona pass its most recent immigration legislation SB 1070. Now that the prison population rate has stabled hasn't anyone wondered why there is this sudden drafting of this legislation? Could it be that, even though the privatization of prisons does not save money (especially in the State of California), provides substandard conditions in many instances including criminal acts perpetuated upon the prisoners and lastly, but paramount to incarceration, is public safety, also compromised in Arizona. In additon, we have the Governor's office, Jan Brewer, have direct ties with CCA (largest Private Prison Provider) with three people in her employee previously employed within CCA or its lobby group, or still is. Then we look at John Kavanagh, the Appropriations Chair and Representative of District 8, AZ accepting lobby money from the group which lobbies for the Geo Corp,, 2nd private prison provider. Doesn't that make one wonder????
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 7:12 pm
Wow, I thought this Country had lost it. Now I know better. What an ingenious plan. In other Countries they might have to spend 22 cents for the bullet, here the people GET $200 for this persons death. Amazing.

Can't show a drivers license........DEATH. Seems fair to me.

Yes, Angelika, the USofA.....home of the free as long as you don't need to present your drivers license.

Papers please?

Is there a sale for torches and pitchforks yet?
 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 7:18 pm

Margaret and Sheryl, my dear friends. It's sad beyond belief.

It's painful for me to recall the America I was so proud of as a child.

Yes, as I aged, I realized that much of what I was taught was idealized beyond reality . . .

But the America I see now doesn't even remotely resemble it.

 

Just Carole (338)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 7:29 pm
 
I will, gladly, share the time you have devoted to my article to gift you with another one, so worthy of reading (and submitted by a dear friend and fellow patriot):
 
This Is Just Callous Cruelty.
 
 
 

Jelica R. (157)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:02 pm
Gotta love the numbers: $200 a night x 365 days = $73.000 a year. I bet that for only 10% of that amount, almost all illegal immigrants will choose to stay in their countries, instead of being a slave labor in USA. Yup, $7.300 makes a good income in most parts of the world.

Check United Farm Workers page to get an insight about life of illegal immigrants working in agribusiness. Their latest action alert is "Boy picking bell peppers collapses from heat".

Thanks, Carole, so signed.
 

Lyn Z. (292)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:28 pm
Noted & Signed
 

Ron Avila (20)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 8:35 pm
Thank you, signed.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 9:02 pm
signed
 

Ray M. (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 9:06 pm
There's money in it otherwise private corporations wouldn't even bother but a more important ploy of theirs is to get rid of unons. Oh, my, how they hate people trying to earn a livable wage and a few benefits.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 9:12 pm
noted and signed
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 9:56 pm
I've heard that this is coming soon to a prison near all of us. We MUST NOT allow privatization. Our tax dollars are meant for good, and we can do much more with prisoners to enrich their spirits so that the do not get out to commit crimes again, first of all, and secondly, we must demand that no cuts to social programs are carried through by this new deal they are caving to the Tea Baggers on re: debt ceiling! Post offices are also closing. It is time to be logical and raise the price of stamps to save jobs (I think 44 cents to mail a letter is CHEAP, and can pay 1) , build the bullet train, improve infrastructure, create jobs in these ways as well as green jobs, The more jobs we lose, the less awe spend, and the less we spend, the more jobs we lose, which leads to losing our homes. The wealthy can buy luxury items and save their extra, while the poor have no choice but the spend what little money they have, and this goes up through the classes by degree....SAVE JOBS that exist, and Create jobs that the remainder of us need. Prisons must not go to private companies for so many reasons. What is happening? I have never felt so endangered by such geed and so much ignorance before. We have an incredibly enlightened and intelligent President trying to do good for us, but, the new breed in Congress is so ignorant...we MUST DEMAND that they be expelled.
 

Michael Carney (209)
Monday August 1, 2011, 12:35 am
Noted, and happily signed...It's a sick f***ing world we live in, when there's Prisons run for profit...Look how good the Health Care Industry has turned out...I wonder how many people have died so the Hearth Care system mskes money, now we got another Industry, made for some Corporation making money on throwing people in jail...
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Monday August 1, 2011, 1:10 am
Done!
 

TomCat S. (286)
Monday August 1, 2011, 2:19 am
Noted and signed with pleasure.
 

Arild Warud (165)
Monday August 1, 2011, 3:24 am
Signed and shared on FB,thanks for the post "C"
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday August 1, 2011, 3:59 am
signed and noted, thanks Just
 

Abdessalam Diab (154)
Monday August 1, 2011, 5:22 am
Noted and signed.Thanks Carole
 

Marty H. (119)
Monday August 1, 2011, 5:22 am
Thanks Carole! Signed and noted! Pretty sad state of affairs indeed!
 

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Monday August 1, 2011, 6:08 am
One more bloody way for Republicans to hand tax dollars to their corpoate sponsors.
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Monday August 1, 2011, 6:13 am
Signed and noted. Thanks, Carole. It's really sad to know about this.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Monday August 1, 2011, 6:42 am
Signed.
 

Herbert E. (10)
Monday August 1, 2011, 7:15 am
Could not sign >ZIP Code is invalid
 

Kim Kane (0)
Monday August 1, 2011, 7:17 am
Shame! Shame! Shame! Is there no end to these inhumane, cruel and greedy ways to profit from people. Thank you for bringing this to everyone's attention.
Signed.
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday August 1, 2011, 8:00 am

Thanks so much to all of you for recognizing the importance of this information.

Please Twitter, share outside Care2 and/or post on Facebook!

 

Eileen Novak (444)
Monday August 1, 2011, 9:47 am
Very dangerous precedent, for everyone.
 

Sarah G. (110)
Monday August 1, 2011, 9:57 am
Moral compass? I believe those are out of production; probably need to check with an antiques dealer.
 

William Y. (54)
Monday August 1, 2011, 10:30 am
Privatization should be a four letter word.

Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 1, 2011, 10:30 am
Signed.
 

Alice B. (241)
Monday August 1, 2011, 11:13 am
NOTED & SIGNED. Slavery = alive & 'well' and growing via the privatized prison system.
 

Sharon Karson (82)
Monday August 1, 2011, 12:24 pm
This issue is just a symptom of an underlying disease, the corporatization of America. We need to cure the disease not treat the symptom. The American People need to stand together and stand up to the corporate interests. We need to get the Corporations are people decision overturned and demand that the anti-trust laws be enforced, only then can we begin to effectively begin to address the individual issues caused by the underlying disease.
 

Kate A. (10)
Monday August 1, 2011, 1:44 pm
Done
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Monday August 1, 2011, 1:55 pm
Done 2
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 1, 2011, 2:36 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Stella AWAY W. (258)
Monday August 1, 2011, 3:57 pm
The US of A has turned into one big scam right under your noses, having lost their moral compass 'ages' ago!!! Politicians and corporates are only interested in greed and profit, not ever thinking of the benefit (or anything else for that matter) of the American people!! It's time to take back your country even if you have to start from scratch - and yes, once the people themselves speak up I'm confident you'll have lots of support from outside the USA but it won't 'arrive' on a silver platter, you'll have to do the ground work!! And united you can!!
 

. (0)
Monday August 1, 2011, 3:58 pm
Noted and signed. What a horrible state of affairs.
Toni A.
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday August 1, 2011, 4:01 pm

GREAT comments, Stella!

 

James W. (262)
Monday August 1, 2011, 6:02 pm
Done & Done
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Monday August 1, 2011, 7:30 pm
my Seestah *C* i signed & posted to Twitter.
With your effort we are able to fight back against private prison corporations like CCA that put profit ahead of human dignity.

yes it's sad but true, Utopia only lives in the hearts and minds of those who have a consciousness !
the others ... just the 'walking dead' taking up space on a crowded planet !
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Monday August 1, 2011, 8:48 pm
It does not have to be like this when we UNITE! A lot more of us then of them! What does it take for us to move into action to taking back what has been stolen, from the few! I think this is as criminal on all of us to let this continue as the Privatized Prisons. Thanks Carol.
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Monday August 1, 2011, 9:11 pm
Privatizing prisons is one of the most horrific policies, ever perpetrated on the any civilization.
Where government runs prisons, there is less than appropriate regulation. I shutter to think what goes on in privately owned prisons.

How would you like to be one of those innocent souls, through adverse circumstances, was found guilty and put in one of these hell-holes? We know this has happened throughout history. That's just 'one' of my objections to the death penalty.

Possibly, every U.S. citizen, should spend one day, as a volunteer in a penitentiary.

Fellow citizens - the decision is ours, to make.
In 2012, we can assist President Obama, by removing the Big Business politicians and replacing them, with those who would have our best interests at heart.
 

Elias Ayad (49)
Monday August 1, 2011, 10:53 pm
Noted, signed and shared. Thank you dear Carole for your efforts,.
Freedom to the world!
EA
 

Henry P. (171)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 5:40 pm
Noted signed Thanks Just C
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 7:43 pm
Thank you *C*. This angers me so I couldn't sign quick enough! As I went down reading every post I tried to send at least 10 people stars...unable to. You all know whom you are.
I see there are many friends of mind who haven't noted. I will fwd. this now.

Thank you for demanding an investigation
 

Patricia W. (94)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 8:24 pm
TY Carole. You cannot currently send a star to Just because you have done so within the last week.
I do not care for this brave new world. It was predicted that we'd all becomew numbers, and we have, in more ways than one. Not only have our person identities been revoked, we all - even those in prison - have become just numbers in The Bottom Line. Henrietta, yes! there are more of Us then of Them. Hmmmmmm.
Sorry Jae, I can only send you one star today :)
 

Dotti Lydon (116)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 8:39 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Barbara W. (342)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 8:44 pm
What Politicians Don't Say About
the High Costs of the Death Penalty

http://www.fnsa.org/v1n1/dieter1.html
 

as s. (201)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 10:09 pm
done again!
 

Cheree M. (46)
Wednesday August 3, 2011, 6:46 am
Noted
TY
 

Elle J. (279)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 5:46 am
Noted and Signed!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 12:15 am
The same here in Australia Thanks Carole
 

Tonya M. (71)
Friday August 12, 2011, 9:10 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Carole.
 

Winefred M. (88)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 8:23 pm
Lord have mercy,noted with sadness,frustration and anger.
Couldn't sign do not live in the U.S.
 

Erin R. (169)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 2:26 pm
signed
 

Susan V. (80)
Friday August 3, 2012, 1:27 am
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/320/982/959/tell-florida-and-new-hampshire-dont-privatize-your-prisons/

S&N and please sign mine! thanks, Susan V -
 

Jelica R. (157)
Friday August 3, 2012, 3:16 pm
Thank you, Susan. Gladly signed.

Tell Florida and New Hampshire: Don't Privatize Your Prisons
 
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