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Australia and the UK Have a Higher Proportion of Inmates in Private Prisons Than the US


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Australia and the UK have a higher proportion of inmates in private prisons than the US



   

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Dawnie W (250)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 9:11 am
Noted...Interesting!


❤️Thanking you kindly Cal for sharing this information ❤️



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Animae C (509)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 3:12 pm
"Private prisons incarcerate 18.5% of the prison population of Australia"
http://psa.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Prison-Privatisation-in-Australia.pdf

"But, the US has the world's highest incarceration rate, which can't be ignored."

TY dear Cal
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 5:04 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Cal.
Well, maybe the other countries which have not yet looked at ridding themselves of private prisons will take another look now that the U.S. and Scotland are changing.
 

Arild Warud (174)
Monday September 5, 2016, 2:13 am
But, the US has the world's highest incarceration rate, which can't be ignored. If you take that into consideration, how significant is the Justice Department's plan to end the use of private prisons?

There are 3 kinds of lies;"White Lies","Bloody Lies" and statistics.
 

Hugh Smith (112)
Monday September 5, 2016, 8:21 am
That's because the government are cutting costs left right and centre which is wrong when is brings safety into question, Shocking and outrageous.
 

Freya H (345)
Monday September 5, 2016, 8:25 am
Arild, you definitely have a point there. Disraeli was right. (He, not Mark Twain, made that famous quote.)

Prisons should never be privatized. You need only a handful of the horror stories they have generated to prove this is a mistake. I hope that the UK and Australia will follow our example and close all privately-run prisons. Meanwhile, our own justice system needs a serious overhaul.
 

Marianne R (78)
Monday September 5, 2016, 12:55 pm
Noted - thanks Cal
 

Lenore K (0)
Monday September 5, 2016, 3:37 pm
ok
 

Walter F (128)
Monday September 5, 2016, 5:38 pm
I get the feeling the feeling that Kuang Keng may be an Anglophobe. Can he confirm his statistics?.
 

Gustavo Castro Leal (101)
Monday September 5, 2016, 6:45 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.
 

Janis K (129)
Monday September 5, 2016, 7:24 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Ben O (130)
Tuesday September 6, 2016, 7:21 am
I had no idea...now I know... : ~ (
 

Cyn F (137)
Tuesday September 6, 2016, 8:13 am
Noted. Thanks
 

margaret cochran (41)
Tuesday September 6, 2016, 1:25 pm
noted
 

Siddharth Bargate (0)
Tuesday September 6, 2016, 10:29 pm
Thanks
 

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday September 6, 2016, 11:54 pm
Agree with Hugh's comment. Thanks Cal
 

Fran F (116)
Tuesday September 6, 2016, 11:59 pm
Peggy B. is right about the U.S having the highest number of prisoners per capita in the world. One thing not right about this is that many of the alleged criminals in U.S, prisons were convicted on relatively minor marijuana and other drug charges, which should never have been criminalized in the first place. I am glad that no more federal prisons will be privately run; the next step is to shut down private state and county prisons and jails.
 

Fran F (116)
Wednesday September 7, 2016, 12:29 am
Private prisons and jails are essentially cash cows for the companies that run them, which lack concern for the quality of food, the availability of prescribed medicines, and access to higher education while in prison, which was available until the 1980's in publicly-run prisons. Many prisoners have died in private prisons because their medical needs were not addressed. It is in the financial interest of such companies to keep the national incarceration rate as high as possible. Black and Hispanic prisoners suffer disproportionately in this system. Studies have shown that black people have higher conviction rates than whites for comparable marijuana and cocaine "crimes," partly due to racial prejudice by courts and juries, and partly because they are generally less able than whites to afford good lawyers.
 

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday September 7, 2016, 10:07 pm
In Oz we dont treat them like slaves
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 2:23 am
Thank you
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 2:24 am
So be it.
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 12:29 pm
Thanks
 

Shirley S (187)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 11:48 pm
I think OZ prisons are like "a home from home".
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday September 9, 2016, 1:50 am
Thank you
 

S J (124)
Friday September 9, 2016, 3:58 pm
no more privatization since it's capitalists take all over our ownership. thanks Cal
 

Janet B (0)
Friday September 9, 2016, 7:27 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday September 10, 2016, 1:46 am
Thank you
 

Sandra Ferri (114)
Saturday September 10, 2016, 3:12 am
Thank you Cal xoxo
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Saturday September 10, 2016, 4:01 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday September 10, 2016, 4:45 am
Thank you
 

Lenore K (0)
Saturday September 10, 2016, 2:26 pm
ok
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday September 11, 2016, 1:36 am
Thank you
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday September 12, 2016, 1:10 am
Thank you again
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday September 14, 2016, 1:06 am
AGAIN thank you
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday September 16, 2016, 4:18 am
Thank you
 
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