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Forum Post: Thousands freed from prison

Posted 1 month ago on July 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m. EST by BrentWeirick81 (-87)
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"3,100 federal offenders being released starting Friday as part of a sweeping criminal-justice overhaul that President Trump signed into law last year"

Told you that Trump is for the average man. You academics can just jump off.

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[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

''U.S. Prisons are Concentration Camps'', by Margaret Kimberley:

"Trump is" NOT "for the average man" & US prison conditions are some of the worst in the developed world! Furthermore, U$A has less than 5% of the world's population but 25%+ of all Global Prisoners! Finally the Private Prison Industrial Complex has its hooks into USG - like Big Pharma & The US MIC!

veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22945) 1 month ago

US gov't orders first federal executions since 2003

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49118134

Backwards we go. Barbarian! Not only are prisons concentration camps, they are now going back to being death camps.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

USA has <5% of Global Population but has 25%+ of the global prison population & the USG has been captured by a Prison Industrial Complex. In the light of this .. State Sanctioned Murder ... very often of people of color who are only afforded a cursory defense, is a shocking truth but NOT a surprise! + FYI:

respice; adspice; prospice ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22945) 1 week ago

Private prisons = lavish returns for investors.

https://www.thenation.com/article/prison-privatization-private-equity-hig/

Can greed get any more immoral than that? Yes, dumb question, but my god, it's so immoral, makes my head spin.

It's psychopathic to want to get rich through harming others yet we see it again and again.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

''Corporations have privatized almost every part of the public prison system. Now, PE firms are swooping in, seeking lavish returns for investors.

''Today, a handful of privately held companies dominate the correctional-services market, many with troubling records of price gouging some of the poorest families and violating the human rights of prisoners. But the problem doesn’t end there. These companies are often controlled by private-equity firms, which through financial alchemy transform the prison-industrial complex into lavish returns for pensions, endowments, and charitable foundations. And, as successive administrations have ramped up immigration enforcement, they’ve also squeezed money out of immigrant detention.

''The https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/ published its first major story on privatized prison health care in 2000, and abuses by that industry have been confirmed by subsequent media reports and lawsuits.

''In 1833, two years before Alexis de Tocqueville published Democracy in America, he helped write a lesser-known study, On the Penitentiary System in the United States and Its Application in France. The report was generally damning (“the prisons…offer the spectacle of the most complete despotism”), and Tocqueville noted America’s penchant for inviting private profit-making into public prisons. Contractors who exploited the prisoners for labor also profited from selling them essential items.

''Divestment activists will have their work cut out for them. Mass incarceration isn’t just an ugly societal outgrowth that can be lopped off; the excision of these industries would reverberate in unexpected ways throughout the national economy, affecting not just financial firms like HIG Capital but also pensioners from Ohio to Orange County.

''When I mentioned this to Alex Friedmann, he shrugged off the collateral damage. “You know,” he said, “slavery had a lot of economic benefits. A lot of people owned slaves and produced goods, and a lot of ordinary people benefited from those goods, and so on. But nobody today would say, ‘Well, we should have just reformed slavery, improved slavery, reduced it to an acceptable level.’ There is no acceptable level. And that’s my position on profiting off incarceration: There is no acceptable level. It’s inherently morally and ethically wrong.”


The above is excerpted from your simply EXCELLENT LINK [ https://www.thenation.com/article/prison-privatization-private-equity-hig/ ] I've read a lot on this subject & your link blew me away. In reply & in exhaustion, I post this link:

fiat lux et fiat justitia!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 month ago

It's still a long way for the U.S. to catch up to Red China ( primarily Xinjiang but Hong Kong's peace may not last for long; Taiwan seems to be the best place { most linguistically and culturally compatible but risking being "reunified;" in tough times it's still better to be living with someone with guns should a shoot-out eventually happen; join the Taiwan military forces to learn fighting skills and become useful one day; WPTO will need frontline troops } to garrison Hongkongers on the frontline to retake the mainland; still remember 國民黨《反攻大陸》? every place that cannot retain its young people dies ) and the DPRK (apologize and pay the judgment penalty for the wrongful death of Auto Warmbeer as the slaveowner has much money from crushed-skull enterprises.) We have already had free-range death camps for a long while, though, because we still don't require exit visas of those people leaving the U.S. or its territories.

The BBC brings up the uncomfortable truths about human rights violations of the DPRK. It's a reason why the U.K. is a global superpower. Right is Might.

Cavemen may not understand how soft power can be stronger than the left-right-circumspect SR-71-monitored (Washington state can't be left behind for long without some radioactive tap water) Bam-Bam hard power (whose sa-usage leaves many deaths, injuries, much heartbreak, and destruction behind, actually being the result of a total power failure.) The U.K, Frau бабушка, has much soft power which has even trapped the overly aggressive most massive land carnivore of all !!!

I remember how as a three-year-old kid how greatly I enjoyed watching my Big Brother's pants being pulled down and having his plumpy butts spanked by Mom. With his attitude of "guilty until proven innocent" and "I really don't give a shit about the innocence of others," he "won BIG" and ¿BIGGER? butts because I, his little brother, had to return the girl next door's iridescent slipper. Hahaha!

Mom tried to beat a shit out of him. Even she failed.. butt... post pacem asinae!

[-] 0 points by BrentWeirick81 (-87) 1 month ago

Better than your man Obama. The average man is being protected. You guys just want your power back.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2373) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 month ago

Still kissing tRUMP's rump, ---

I'll give you it's a lot bigger ..."Better than your man Obama"... but you get no points from me for kissing anyone's ass.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

Still kissing tRUMP's rump, as U imagine that U live in a democracy whereas it's actually a demoCRAZY deMOCKERYcy, huh?! HowTF d'U think Obummer Obomber, the Oblahblah is somehow my "man"?!! U are either a liar, or a vulgar propagandist, or can't think outside The Duopoly Delusion, if U think that the U$A's "average man is being protected" by tRUMP, The Repugnant GOP OR The Democraps!!! See the links below, address the points in my first reply &/or try to go get a clue ...

et temet nosce!