Kesa Rose Sebert Case

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Kesha Rose Sebert, better and formerly known as Ke$ha, made headlines in late February when a picture emerged on the Internet of her in tears in the back row of a courtroom after hearing her court injunction had been denied. Had it been granted, the injunction would’ve allowed Kesha to record music outside her contract, and would’ve signaled the beginning of Kesha’s victory in a larger lawsuit demanding the termination of her contract with Sony on the grounds that she was sexually assaulted by famous producer Lukasz Gottwald, also known as Dr. Luke. New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich frankly defended her prioritization of profit over justice, saying, “You’re asking the court to decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated and…show more content…
The Reason Foundation study also criticizes the GAO study for overlooking certain cost comparisons in Australia, the United Kingdom, Kentucky, Texas, and Florida and notes that the GAO study is narrow because of its insistence on comparing identical facilities and refusal to consider hypothetical projections of government-run facilities (Moore 13). Yet even the Reason Foundation’s table of comparative studies shows a range in estimated savings of between 0 percent and 28 percent (Moore 12), suggesting that cost savings associated with private facilities are neither definite nor consistent. In addition, another factor that may be unaccounted for in the reports that claim private prisons are most cost-efficient is the cost of government monitoring and…show more content…
When CCA took over a prison in Hamilton County, Tennessee, it refused to provide the family hospitalization insurance that had previously been provided to employees under the management of the county. In addition, CCA replaced the existing retirement plan with a program that gave employees unreliable stock benefits. The minimal level of investment private facilities put into their employees is reflected in high rates of turnover and poor job performance. The Arizona Department of Corrections reported that “[staff at an Arizona private facility] are fairly ‘green’ across all shifts,” and “are not proficient with weapons” (“Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass

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