This quote implies that the more reform systems educated their inmates the less crime will occur which will result to a safer community. Fewer people will get harmed or robbed because felons will realize that 's wrong. Also, With education to prevent recidivism can help the community by lower taxpayer cost for prisons and inmates. Overpopulation rates have been a problem and the cost to create a jail cell is more than a hundred thousand dollars. So imagine the cost to build an entire prison.
The massive overpopulation of prisons in the United States led to the idea that capitalism could help to reduce burdens and responsibilities of running prisons on the government. Creators of private prisons originally sold the idea that opening up prisons to the free market would bring in competition to drive down prices. In addition to lowering the burden on the government and taxpayers, the new Private run prison would implement real world job training as well as opportunities allowing those incarcerated to become contributing members of society upon release. While the initial salesman of private prison painted a beautiful
This will allow taxpayers to pay less for the prisons needs. “Working prisoners benefit the economy” (Reynolds). It 's unfair to the citizen how the prisoners get everything handed to them by taxpayers money. The prisoners should have to work off their debt to
In the United States there are more people incarcerated than any other nation in the world. Recently, many states have taken drastic steps allowing private companies to buy prisons and operate them as profitable businesses. The business models of these companies relies on a high incarceration rate and the ability to operate at a very low cost. This could put a large portion of the prison population at serious risk of having their safety put behind the revenue they earn. Even though these for-profit prisons show no evidence of saving the federal government any money, and have dubious health and safety records, some politicians still push for legislation that is good for private prison companies.
There have already been successful implementations of both around the country, yet inmate labor is likely to be stifled and greatly discouraged due to its association with slave labor. The privatization has a much more positive connotation due to its relationship with capitalism, yet thus far prison privatization has been a spectacular flavor but with considerable reform will be successful. While capitalism may be good for business, it does not appear to be a good fit for prisons. Many past studies and crimes against humanity have shown that the best-proven method to keeping a large number of people in order and under the control of their authority is by dehumanizing and using significant force as seen in the Stanford prison experiment. If private prisons were to employ such methods, it would decrease the number of guards necessary, but would certainly violate the rights of the inmates.
The industry, along with many other sectors including defence, has been quietly outsourcing the production site overseas, where the labour market is a lot cheaper. Seeking for an even more drastic cut in workers’ wages, prison labour later became a more attractive option for outsourcing domestically. Prison labour with no union protection, overtime regulations, day-offs, pensions, health and safety protection, and other benefits a normal employee is entitled of could be paid as low as 23 cents an hour in US federal prisons . These were some of the lowest labour pay rate in the world, while the finished products were sold at the highest rates of profit. However, dividends to only a handful of CEO and top stockholders at top military corporations actually surpassed the total wages being paid to the more than 23,000 imprisoned workers who produced UNICOR products.
The solution to get rid of penal labor is the the United States Government should revise the 13th Amendment and have mandatory career training and education programs in prisons, because these will help the prisoners in their lives. The limitations to our solution are that there is heavy corporate lobbying that wants the penal labor to stay in American prisons because it brings in billions of dollars of revenue to the United States government. Also, this capital lobbying is done by top investors and company owners in the country, who have a higher say in the government than the average
The prison situation in the US is influenced by the raw form of punishment and that criminals who are sent to prison are not seen as curable. The prison system is a private factor driven by profit and is in no shape or form a way of rehabilitating the prisoners. Today penitentiaries are a very costly process that has a chance of both being less expensive and helping the criminals to a better life. It’s all based on one idea already being implemented in other parts of the world, the idea to rehabilitate the criminals rather than only punishing them. By bringing prison programmes into existence would make substantial differences to both the prisons and the ones who are in custody.
Private prisons have been increasing more and more over the decade and this is due to the fact that private prisons are handed to a third party to handle and manage thus causing the government to worry about one less thing on their agenda. Not only have private prisons been increasing because it is one less thing for the government to worry about but also because the it benefits the government with more cost-efficient prisons. To further elaborate on the above statement, private prisons are run by third parties and due to this it leads to a reduced cost because when it is run by third parties, third parties do not have to follow the same rules a government prison would. For example, private prisons can pay much less for security than a government
What they don 't see is that by using the money on beneficial programs they can reduce the amount of crime in communities who are crime based. Policing in communities of color is beneficial to the Prison Industrial Complex. Which is merely a form of exploitation that prisoners accused of such crimes undergo. They give their labor in return for nothing. “Prisoners do data entry for Chevron, make telephone reservations for TWA, raise hogs, shovel manure, make circuit boards, limousines,waterbeds and lingerie for Victoria’s Secret- all at a fraction of the cost of ‘free labor’”(Davis 686).
I believe that the US has done a relatively decent job the forward thinking of presidents like Nixon, Truman, Roosevelt and Johnson cemented the US position on the global stage. However the inability to stop the takeover of the Defense industry and industrial influence in our political system as Eisenhower warned is troublesome. I believe that the shorted sightedness of our leaders led to deregulation that benefited the leaders of industry and that will only get worse as the expansion of US industries into third world countries, this expansion will give each country a small say in policies as presidential candidates are financed by industry leaders. Thus preventing elected leaders from implementing regulation that will control or prevent global economic crisis or military engagements in order to protect industrial interests in foreign
Private prison companies’ dependence on ensuring a large prison population to maintain profits provides inappropriate incentives to lobby government officials for policies that will place more people in prison (Mason, 2012). For example, mandatory sentencing, three strikes laws, and truth in sentencing, which all contribute to higher prison populations. Also, in some cases could increase the number of people held in immigration detention facilities. This is proven by creation and organization of model legislation through conservative lobbying groups, including political contributions and lobbying efforts of individual companies. As a result, the effort to increase reliance of incarceration occurs at a time where the rate of imprisonment