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GiantMegaDoucheX
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How do private prisons make money?

 

How have we come to the point in our society where we have people on wall stree profitting off of the incarceration of other people? I would think prison would cost money, not make it.

 

Anyone know anything about this? Is it from slave labor? Or are we selling the organs of dying inmates? What the hell is going on in this country?

 

I heard some disturbing things from my uncle, a corrections officer, about how certain groups are lobbying to impose longer sentences on non-violent offenders which got me thinking; How can putting people in a room and feeding them possibly make any money?

 

And why have there been hundreds of private prisons built within the last couple decades?

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Private prisons make money the same way other 'govt. contractors' do. They get a contract from a state or the feds and they run the prison and any income after taxes and expenses is profit.

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Re: How do private prisons make money?

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I believe they have prison inmates mine for gold on WoW.
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organ harvesting
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Re: How do private prisons make money?

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Whether it's a state or a federal prison, the government pays a fee per inmate so they can be housed in the prison.

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That and some of those facilities auction off their slaves' labor to various corporations.
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Mj?llnir
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Re: How do private prisons make money?

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A contractor makes a bid to the goverment.  The contractor says, "We can build a prison and hold 10,000 inmates for just $100 million!"

 

The government gives the contract to the lowest bidder.

 

The prison stuffs all the prisoners into a closet and feeds them crackers at the cost of $1 million.  The contractor pockets the rest.

 


That's how private prisons make money.

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SwimMod_Bast wrote:

Whether it's a state or a federal prison, the government pays a fee per inmate so they can be housed in the prison.



So our government is paying them for the more incarcerations they have?

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They also handpick inmates. They reject sick people to eliminate medical spendings.

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GiantMegaDoucheX wrote:

SwimMod_Bast wrote:

Whether it's a state or a federal prison, the government pays a fee per inmate so they can be housed in the prison.



So our government is paying them for the more incarcerations they have?


They pay a fee per prisoner, like rent, so sure, the more prisoners they house, the more money the private companies make. And the longer each pisoner is housed the more money they would make.

 

 

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SwimMod_Bast wrote:

GiantMegaDoucheX wrote:

SwimMod_Bast wrote:

Whether it's a state or a federal prison, the government pays a fee per inmate so they can be housed in the prison.



So our government is paying them for the more incarcerations they have?


They pay a fee per prisoner, like rent, so sure, the more prisoners they house, the more money the private companies make. And the longer each prisoner is housed the more money they would make.

 

 


Plus they charge prisoners for nonessentials.

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Shadowstaarr wrote:
I believe they have prison inmates mine for gold on WoW.

Why....does this seem so correct?

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Mj?llnir wrote:

A contractor makes a bid to the goverment.  The contractor says, "We can build a prison and hold 10,000 inmates for just $100 million!"

 

The government gives the contract to the lowest bidder.

 

The prison stuffs all the prisoners into a closet and feeds them crackers at the cost of $1 million.  The contractor pockets the rest.

 


That's how private prisons make money.


not in Ohio. In Ohio, your private prisons are built and run by a company that is partially owned by one of the Governor's appointees.  No lowest bidder.

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Gaius_Sextus wrote:

SwimMod_Bast wrote:

GiantMegaDoucheX wrote:

SwimMod_Bast wrote:

Whether it's a state or a federal prison, the government pays a fee per inmate so they can be housed in the prison.



So our government is paying them for the more incarcerations they have?


They pay a fee per prisoner, like rent, so sure, the more prisoners they house, the more money the private companies make. And the longer each prisoner is housed the more money they would make.

 

 


Plus they charge prisoners for nonessentials.


yeah, always at least double its cost on the outside. Often several times more.

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Mr_Batou wrote:

 


Shadowstaarr wrote:
I believe they have prison inmates mine for gold on WoW.

Why....does this seem so correct?


Because it's sort of true.

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Shadowstaarr wrote:

 


Mr_Batou wrote:

 


Shadowstaarr wrote:
I believe they have prison inmates mine for gold on WoW.

Why....does this seem so correct?


Because it's sort of true.


Ha, well.....Thats uh....Well...I don't know what to say, kind of speechless..

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materia666 wrote:

Mj?llnir wrote:

A contractor makes a bid to the goverment.  The contractor says, "We can build a prison and hold 10,000 inmates for just $100 million!"

 

The government gives the contract to the lowest bidder.

 

The prison stuffs all the prisoners into a closet and feeds them crackers at the cost of $1 million.  The contractor pockets the rest.

 


That's how private prisons make money.


not in Ohio. In Ohio, your private prisons are built and run by a company that is partially owned by one of the Governor's appointees.  No lowest bidder.


The righteous Gubna now stands to get a piece of the pie.  Yay corruption.

 

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The old fashioned way.







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Re: How do private prisons make money?

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GiantMegaDoucheX wrote:

 

How have we come to the point in our society where we have people on wall stree profitting off of the incarceration of other people? I would think prison would cost money, not make it.




First of all, prison is supposed to be a punishment for crimes committed, not a vacation at a five star resort.  So, the profit is made when money is saved on air conditioning, cable TV, spa and gym access, etc.

 

Really, when you put a guy in prison, he should be sitting in a cell staring at a blank wall all day and night and when he eventually learns how to do so wiithout resorting to throwing poo at the officers, he can get a book or two to read.

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they send the inmates out at night to rob people and seriously no one on here thinks of you as family. dumbass.

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Mj?llnir
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I forgot to mention a couple other ways that private prisons make money.


 


One way is to bribe judges. The owner of the prison can pay a judge to send them prisoners. The more prisoners the judge sends you, the more federal aide you'll get. Who cares if you're actually guilty or not. People become commodities. Cha-Ching!

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1938_Packard wrote:

 

Really, when you put a guy in prison, he should be sitting in a cell staring at a blank wall all day and night and when he eventually learns how to do so wiithout resorting to throwing poo at the officers, he can get a book or two to read.



It's a prison, not the primate exhibit at the zoo.

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Private prisons are messed up. It was on the news here a while a go about how they mistreat inmates. I just think it's messed up how not only can we lock people up, but have contractors who are not the government, and enforce that.
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SwimMod_Bast wrote:

Whether it's a state or a federal prison, the government pays a fee per inmate so they can be housed in the prison.


In other words they're a corporate welfare dependent.

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