Immigrants imprisoned to boost US prison-corporation profits

2011-06-04T064017Z_01_LUC19_RTRIDSP_0_USA

http://www.globalresearch.ca/immigrants-imprisoned-to-boost-us-prison-corporation-profits/5532030

93% of the people who are locked up in the U.S. in order to meet the minimum legal requirements for the number of people who must be locked up on possible violations of U.S. immigration laws, are locked in for-profit prisons, which are owned by corporations that heavily fund a few politicians, including Hillary Clinton.

That 93% finding was published on June 20th, in a study by the Center for Constitutional Rights, titled, “Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas and the Immigrant Dragnet”.

Ghita Schwartz, Senior Staff Attorney for CCR, said, in releasing the report: “Almost all guaranteed minimums are found in facilities that contract with private prison companies, and ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] actively collaborates with these companies to keep details of their contracts secret.”

On 28 April 2015, the Washington Post published an article, “How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking about: Sen. Marco Rubio is one of the biggest beneficiaries.” It failed to include one crucial fact: Hillary Clinton is the other.

On 6 October 2015, Vice News revealed that fact when they headlined “How Private Prisons Are Profiting from Locking Up US Immigrants”, and showed that Hillary Clinton was by far the top recipient of funds from Corrections Corporation of America, and that Marco Rubio was by far the top recipient from the other of the industry’s giants, GEO Group, and that both candidates had raked in around the same total amounts from the industry. Furthermore: “The political contributions are the visible tip of the iceberg of the influence these folks wield.”

Consequently, U.S. immigration policies are highly shaped by corruption. Large corporations and their board members and their PACS don’t invest this money for nothing. They’re good at business. They’re buying policy, and the people who write and implement policy are basically their employees — just on the government’s payroll (and in order to get onto the government’s payroll, these politicians need those campaign contributions). After retirement from the government, government officials get hired by what libertarians naively call ‘the productive economy’ (other institutions that are as beholden to the big-money people as the government itself is). It’s like a person’s being hired by different subsidiaries of the same corporation.

This is the reason why 93% of the people who are locked up in the U.S. in order to meet the minimum legal requirements for the number of people who must be locked up on possible violations of U.S. immigration laws, are locked in for-profit prisons, which are owned by corporations that heavily fund a few politicians. It’s simply good business. Rotten government is good for the businesses that invest in it.

And this is the reason why, as The Nation headlined on 13 August 2014, “The US Keeps 34,000 Immigrants in Detention Each Day Simply to Meet a Quota”.

Interestingly, The Nation, since it’s a Democratic Party propaganda-sheet (just like, for example, National Review is a Republican one) headlined on 8 February 2016, “The Democratic Presidential Candidates Would End Private Prison Contracts: A Nation investigation found startling medical neglect inside privatized, immigrant-only federal prisons. Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton say they would end these, and all, private prison contracts.” However, the top people at that magazine aren’t really so naive as tobelieve that this would be the case if Clinton becomes their nominee. They’re just pretending to believe her words. They might try to find hires who are dumb enough to comply, if the hires aren’t themselves writing what they don’t really believe. That’s the way the ‘journalism’ game is played: the public be damned. And that way, for example, even a President as bad as Obama can still be praised, and so cansuch a catastrophically bad Secretary of State as Hillary Clinton.

https://news.vice.com/article/how-private-prisons-are-profiting-from-locking-up-us-immigrants

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“93% of the people who are locked up in the U.S. in order to meet the minimum legal requirements for the number of people who must be locked up on possible violations of U.S. immigration laws, are locked in for-profit prisons, which are owned by corporations that heavily fund a few politicians. It’s simply good business.”

did you know that?

“On 6 October 2015, Vice News revealed that fact when they headlined “How Private Prisons Are Profiting from Locking Up US Immigrants”, and showed that Hillary Clinton was by far the top recipient of funds from Corrections Corporation of America, and that Marco Rubio was by far the top recipient from the other of the industry’s giants”

playing both side like pros..

401

~ by seeker401 on July 7, 2016.

4 Responses to “Immigrants imprisoned to boost US prison-corporation profits”

  1. Reblogged this on UZA – people's courts, forums, & tribunals and commented:
    Imprisonment is the last vestige of an antiquated system inherited from the unholy (don’t)see and it just does not work; instead, it is a licence to hold ransom the ALL CAPITALIZED NAME which got the poor souls into trouble in the first place: by admitting to that NAME, that slave bond certificate;
    Now, the prison pirates claim administration over the strawman trusts held in captivity; and, more than half the prisoners are there for crimes that are not lawful crimes at all; just because it’s legal that does not make it lawful; the presumption of liberty is an inalienable rights; and, true justice is seeking reconciliation and NOT retribution; that’s passe; instead of punishing the abuser, we must rather focus on ensuring the harm and loss ceases on the victim; THE STATE is a legal fiction and cannot be a ‘victim’; most of the prisoners are victims of decit and fraud and because they did not comprehend the subject-matter-jurisdiction; we say abolish prisons and rather look to the cause: a system of artificial man-made poverty and economic equality and slavery; in peace

  2. This is slavery returned by the back door – it will spread , like you get arrested to make up a burglary quota even though you never went out the door – exceptionally evil from the most exceptionally corrupt country in the world .

  3. They’ve been imprisoned for breaking the law & invading a sovereign country.
    Hopefully, President Trump will have them breaking rocks for the border wall, and when the wall is finished, they’ll be left on the other side (and shot if they attempt to invade again).
    You have to LEAVE.

    • You’re dreaming.. refugees/economic-migrants are a boon to border-protector contractors, caterers, temp. housing contractors, Transporters, camp builders, facility maintainers etc etc etc

      who knows ..Soros could be a major shareholder of Serc0 and the likes

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