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Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is the country's biggest for-profit prison company and calls human beings in lock-up a "revenue stream." Don't let them profit off imprisoning even more. #prisonprofiteers

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JL A (281)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 2:04 pm
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We're Being Robbed But The People Doing It Will Never Go To Prison
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Taxpayers are giving big money to private prison companies that lock up as many people as possible. You know this. And you know that prison profiteering creates an incentive for crime and punishment and a disincentive for rehabilitation. But a lot of the public doesn't know this stuff. That's a big reason why these companies keep getting away with it.

Watch Beyond Bars' videos on the nation's two biggest private prison companies, CCA and GEO Group. Then share on Facebook so your friends get riled up to take action. We can reclaim our criminal justice system with your help.

Jesse Lava, Robert Greenwald, and the Beyond Bars team

Mitchell D (87)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 4:49 pm
Are we the only country with for profit health care and privatized, for profit jails??!!
And the fools are proud of being "exceptional?"

Angelika R (143)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 5:18 pm
Yep, like hotel business, been saying it mayn times recently- and ABSOLUTELY SIGNED! thx-(how could this one pass me

Angelika R (143)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 5:21 pm
Criminalizing immigrants shouldn't be a business opportunity

Angelika R (143)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 5:23 pm
yES Mitch, guess all that is also part of your so often proudly proclaimed "exceptionalism"

Barbara K (60)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 5:38 pm
S & N, thanks, my friend. We cannot allow this to happen in this country. We are being royally screwed out of Billions of dollars and people are in prison who should not be there. Is that really what Justice in America has come to? We need to find a way to put a stop to it and now.

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 6:12 pm
Here we go ALEC again, you always know you are going to be screwed when ALEC has it's hands into things.

This is an issue I'm well aware of but the entire USA needs to become aware of. We are turning into one big huge prison. Remember people, that fence everyone wants......what keeps people out also keeps people in.

Petition signed, this will be one I'll also forward. 90% Occupancy has led to Judges throwing people in jail for minor offenses when Community Service or a fine in the past would of served the purpose. Keeping those beds full mean there are more laws all the time being devised to trip one up so a bed in the prison is easier to end up in all the time. 90% Occupancy means that once in prison there are more and more ways to keep the prisoner in those beds. Minor infractions add up to longer sentences and deliberate situations set up to cause infractions to happen.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday December 1, 2013, 9:49 pm
Signed * Yes it is terrible to lock people up just to fill the rooms and collect, from the Taxpayer's.
Thank You JLA

. (0)
Monday December 2, 2013, 6:47 am
Great video, JL. Thanks for sharing.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday December 2, 2013, 9:55 am
Noted & posted. Please don't give Harper any ideas.

Angelika R (143)
Monday December 2, 2013, 12:45 pm
Plus additional some little info on state prisons(CA in this case) of which I am sure Judi is aware of:
How Jail Construction Impacts Your County Budget
New County Debt
What is the county
expected to contribute for construction?

Counties must match a minimum of
10 percent of the total construction
project costs as
county contribution

County contribution can come from the county’s general fund and/or county
voter approved taxes

each county will have to pay for operational costs. For example
in San Mateo County the jail will cost
at least
$160 million to construct, it will
at least
$30 million a year to operate, and thousands more in county debt
for decades to come.

Angelika R (143)
Monday December 2, 2013, 4:21 pm
sorry that last post came out so messy in format

. (0)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 8:48 am
Noted & posted
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