“The system designed to deter (inmates) from continued criminal behavior clearly is falling short,” according to the study by Pew’s Public Safety Performance Project, an arm of the non-profit’s public policy analysis group. “That is an unhappy reality, not just for offenders but for the safety of American communities.”
And it should be an unhappy reality for the multi-billion, largely-privatized prison system. But whaddayawannabet that their political clout keeps them running things, even in the face of much higher costs than the former state-run operations — thanks to the GWB gang.
Privatization is just another way of taking tax money and giving it to the rich, and it always costs more in the long run. Can you say, “Halliburton?” “Blackwater?” How about “Wackenhut?”