Sunday, January 10, 2016

Justice System?

Is this the New World Order for human trafficking?
Define Slavery
a condition compared to that of a slave in respect of exhausting labor or restricted freedom.
Define Servitude
the state of being a slave or completely subject to someone more powerful.
Pays State based on how many convictions they have
signs contracts; guaranteeing up to 100% occupancy with Private prisons
Private prisons
Lobby cities and counties for payment per bed in facility
City and County
pressure judges and prosecuting attorneys for convictions
Prosecuting Attorneys, DA's
pay the Chief of police
Chief of police
pay police to make arrests
arrest you (1 in 10 Americans will, at some point, be or has been arrested/incarcerated)
A private prison or for-profit prison is a place in which individuals are physically confined or incarcerated by a third party that is contracted by a government agency.
"The private prison industry has promoted policies and practices that increase the number of people who enter and stay in prison."

"By contractually requiring states to guarantee payment for a large percentage of prison beds, the prison companies are able to protect themselves against fluctuations in the prison population."

Oklahoma has three contracts with a 98% occupancy guarantee provision, while a couple of Louisiana’s contracts contain occupancy requirements at 96%, and Virginia has, at least, one at 95%.

All major prison companies, CCA, GEO Group, and Management and Training Corporation (MTC), have been successful in negotiating prison quotas in contracts. Side note: GEO Group is owned and operated by MTC!

What does this mean? Convictions are for sale!

 Now does it make sense that a non-violent offender is sentenced to more time in prison than a violent offender! The violent offender, if released, has a higher chance of re-offending and being returned to prison! The state can then claim they are 'adhering' to the law by showing acceptable 'turn over' rates.

Colorado has experienced a sizable reduction in its prison population. In the past decade, the crime rate has dropped by a third, and since 2009, five prisons have been closed.

The state projects that two to ten additional prisons could close in the near future, depending on the size of the facilities chosen.

This decrease in prison population propelled CCA, which operates three private prisons in the state, to take action. Last year, CCA negotiated the insertion of a bed guarantee provision in the state budget for all three of its facilities for the 2013 fiscal year.

Even though all three contracts for these facilities include explicit language specifying that "the state does not guarantee any minimum number of offenders will be assigned to the contractors’ facility," the company (CCA) was able to circumvent the contracting process and mandate occupancy guarantees long after the contract was negotiated and signed.

All three contracts require the state to fill or compensate the company for every available bed. Yes, that would be a 100% occupancy, whether they have 'criminals' to put in the beds or not!

According to a 2012 Vera Institute of Justice study, the number of those incarcerated has increased by over 700% over the last four decades (40 years). The cost? $39 billion.

Where does all this money come from?
YOUR taxes!

The information found here is just the tip of the iceberg as to what is really going on. Most prisons have some sort of 'work program' in which inmates are allowed to 'work' for far below minimum wage, the average being around 0.78 cents per hour, while the private prison rakes in the cash (reports are as high as $70,000 from one contract) from contracts in which they agree to supply laborers (yes, inmates!)! Starting to sound pretty close to slavery!

UPDATE: Why do we even have prisons? Why is America incarcerating its own people when the Government is releasing known criminals into our society?

Overall, ICE released 30,558 criminal aliens in fiscal year 2014, which is down from the 36,007 criminals released a year before (2013).

...there are 820,000 illegal aliens in the United States with criminal convictions, including 690,000 illegal aliens currently residing on U.S. soil who have been convicted of a felony or “serious” misdemeanor.
Why are there two  'justice systems' in America? 
We have one set of laws on the books, but there are two legal systems: One for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else. It’s not equal justice when a kid gets thrown in jail for stealing a car, while a CEO gets a huge raise when his company steals billions. Want to see the rigged game in action? 

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