Ethical Dilemmas In Private Prisons

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I agree with your cost assessment involving jailed inmates, but not as most people imagine prison cost. My concern is with the private corporations that profit from jailing US citizens, it is business model aimed at legally embezzling American taxpayer dollars, these corporations deploy few ethics in their day to day business practice. Being only concerned with keeping their facility at, or near capacity. Consequently, unsavory governing officials scramble to meet contractual “lockup quotas.” Taxpayers pay for any empty beds should crime rates fall under quota. In other words, it is also criminal to steal taxpayer dollars and guarantee profits for private prison corporations.

Short, A. M. (2013, September 23). April M. Short, Alternet.
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