The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) currently own [sic] and operate [sic] 24 museums or historical locations, many without entrance fees.
While anyone with a shred of foresight could've seen these problems a mile beyond the horizon, privatizing prison functions in Michigan is considered a great way to free up some budget dollars.
I've read plenty of articles about the amount of for-profit private business wrapped up in our prison system, and you can really see signs of it here. Commissary is really expensive – worse than convenience store prices – and phone calls are priced like old-fashioned long distance systems even though they're handled by a VOIP system and probably cost pennies per call.
Worst of all, inmates here are actually charged $65 per day to be here. I won't have to pay that because I'm federal and they pick up that bill, but that's some Robocop-dystopia type shit right there. One guy I talked to who had stayed at a different jail said that teams of "investors" would regularly tour the place.
in Morgan County, Alabama, federal authorities jailed Sheriff Greg Bartlett in 2009 after he admitted to depositing over $200,000 in state money allocated for prison meals into his personal account (in Alabama, sheriffs can keep excess state funds provided to pay for prisoners’ food).
> "People are suffering for no good reason" is not a critique. It's the point.
Law-n-order types would argue that the "good reason" is that these people are criminals. They did a bad thing, and therefore they must suffer.
> But the people who do advocate such behavior are not
> "law and order types".
I think they'd self-identify as such - you've probably met some if you're in the US.
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