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The Next Frontier in Prison Privatization?

Business  (tags: Goldman Sachs, Manpower Research Demonstration Corporat, New York City, Prison Privatization, Stuart Hall )

- 2513 days ago -
Jamaican-born cultural theorist Stuart Hall once said that "you don't need to have a fight about privatization, [so long as you] erode the distinction between public and private."


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Roger G (148)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:22 pm
noted thanks !

Kit B (276)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 6:09 pm

If Goldman-Sachs reduces recidivism by 2.5% per year, and education, in fact, an enhanced education program with strong psychological support systems is not a part of the program then it's simply varnish over the problem for the singular incentive of profit. How is that presenting a positive out come? How many of these youth offenders are in jail for no other reason than drugs?

Where does the profit come from? Are they going to stop using tax money and replace it with private investment? NO!

Sheryl G (359)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:52 am
Another National Disgrace. In 1972 there were 300,000 people in prison today we have 2.3 million. Yet we still are having mass shootings and people being killed under the loosely defined Stand Your Ground Law that get to walk away. We have more behind bars in this Country than any other Country and are we any safer? Better off for it? No.

This whole system in this Country from top to bottom better get a full check up on itself. This run away For Profit this and that has turned us all into commodities for someone at the cost of our health, freedoms, rights, and self respect.

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 11:39 am
Noted, thanks.

Judy C (91)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 7:45 pm
As the author states, "Lauding the supposed magnanimity of Goldman Sachs and the experimental and entrepreneurial nature of “social impact bonds” further erodes the critical distinction between public good and private gain.' I say Goldman Sachs having a social conscience is laughable.

I agree, our prisons and jails are a disgrace, Dandelion. Citizens running around toting guns is not going to enhance public safety, either.

And Kit, people should not be imprisoned simply for drug offenses. A great many prisoners are there because of other crimes related to drugs including alcohol, as well. Spending money to warehouse these people is mostly a waste of money. Quite a few inmates have mental health issues too, and they get VERY little treatment.
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