re: Jindal's proposed prison reform (Posted on 2/16/13 at 10:13 am to lsuhsc05)
In those cases where rehab works, great for everyone. And in those when it fails, you have all the evidence you need to lock their asses up for good.
A huge problem will be in the private or community rehab and maintenance programs. These kind of government funded projects always end up in the pockets of political cronies. At least with republican cronies, some rehab might actually occur. With democrats, the rehab wouldl be minimal and the government funds will build empires of political activists.
re: Jindal's proposed prison reform (Posted on 2/16/13 at 10:15 am to Bestbank Tiger)
quote: And incarceration shouldn't be for profit.
You don't think people profit off of the prison system now? At least with his proposal society may be able to benefit. There is NO benefit for paying $2500/day to keep a nonviolent marijuana user behind bars for a year awaiting sentencing beause our justice system is overwhelmed. I say NO benefit, but I guess there are a few such as the guards, owner of a private prison, and lawyer.
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re: Jindal's proposed prison reform (Posted on 2/16/13 at 11:16 am to lsuhsc05)
Sounds like a good plan. To bad it won't ever come to fruition. There is a lot of $$ involved for the private corrections companies. Seeing how most companies like Cornell and CEC make their money from guaranteed occupancies. If a major segment of inmates were to be released their guarantee estimates will go dawn and they will lose a ton.