SchwartzReport: Judge Convicted of Selling Teens to Prisons — and Guantanamo Costs Taxpayer $900,000 a Year Per Prisoner

07 Other Atrocities, Corruption, Government, Idiocy, Law Enforcement, Military

schwartz reportThis is what prison privatization is leading to. This is not the first case like this of of Judicial corruption. Yet it is full steam ahead for corporate prisons. How can anyone think that corporate prisons was a good idea?

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for Selling Teens to Prisons
LOU COLAGIOVANNI – Examiner (Houston)

Disgraced Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for conspiring with private prisons to sentence juvenile offenders to maximum sentences for bribes and kickbacks which totaled millions of dollars. He was also ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution.

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The necocons’ terror-war prison and court system, as should have been obvious from the beginning, is evil. It violates every tenet of the Constitution, and has become a machine that makes enemies. Its outrages recruit and create terrorists.

I talked with a friend the other day who had just returned from Pakistan, which he has visited over many years. He told me this was his last trip. The anti-Islamic policies of the Right, the drones, Guantanamo, all conspire, he said, to make it unadvisable for Americans to go there.

About 20 years ago I had dinner, just the two of us, with the Bangladesh Ambassador to the U.S.. I asked him what he saw in the future. He replied very sadly, “Your policies are creating an entire generation of Islamic foreign service people, as well as business leaders, and religious groups, that despise the United States, and see you as bullies, and offenders of honor. It is going to haunt your country for decades, generations.”

This prison is an abomination, and it is the great shame of our government. Just look at the numbers. These costs are absurd. Think how many school lunches could be paid for with this money. It is obvious this was begun in a state of ideological hysteria.

I hope it is beginning to dawn on people that:

You can not stop two American young men from building a bomb.

Your chance of being harmed by a terrorist is vastly less than your chance of being killed by a gun. Four people were killed in Boston, 3,835 have been killed by a gun since the Sandy Hook Massacre.

Is the cost of our civil liberties, and the rise of the surveillance state worth what we are doing to ourselves?

$900,000 Per Inmate: World’s Most Expensive Prison
DAVID ALEXANDER – The Christian Science Monitor

WASHINGTON — It’s been dubbed the most expensive prison on Earth and President Barack Obama cited the cost this week as one of many reasons to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, which burns through some $900,000 per prisoner annually.

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