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Everything is Now Illegal (We Make More Money That Way): The Ominous Rise of the Private Prison System in he U.S.A.

America now holds 25% of the world's prison population. Why? PROFIT. Short video explains the rise of insane laws, all for the hidden purpose of huge profits from incarcerating people in the misery of a prison.
It would seem the wrong people are behind bars in this country.

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Added: Apr-14-2012 Occurred On: Apr-1-2012
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  • The American taxpayer is totally screwed by businesses that buy politicians - by the military businesses, financial businesses and now the incarceration businesses.

    Maybe you could train the prisoners to build the weapons! Nope, you're screwed unless, you reduce the power of your military so its purely defensive and stop imprisoning people for victimless crimes. Thoughtful ideas may save you from this taxpayer abuse - hysterical rhetoric only makes it worse.

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  • America is a corporation of slaves. No longer a country for the free.

    And obama is the corporation slut.

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  • Ron Paul said the same thing time and time again for the last 30 years.

    And as he so rightly says. The majority of people in US prisons and yet the only people they have ever harmed have been themselves.

    This is tryannical, it is simply NOT acceptable!!!

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    • @Rebel_Radius

      The media wont even cover him here...there has also been talk of fraud when counting votes...I feel for the first time in my life this man is a "man" before he is a politician...I can say, I have never seen this here in the U.S in my lifetime ...and the sad part is...He will never win,we are doomed

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    • @crazyhorse357 "Who is John Galt"?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00xStn_jXKo

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  • I couldn't agree more... something has got to be done and fast...problem is,this is a business publicly traded on wall street ...Its fucking disgusting

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  • Fareed Zakria is an awesome news guy.

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  • illuminati.

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  • Don't forget that you will never get a job with a felonious criminal record violent or not. Sometimes it's hard even with misdemeanors.

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  • This is the first thing I have heard him say that makes sense.

    We have legislated the good out of so much. We have made too many things criminal, because we, the masses, know better than you what is good for you.

    The war on drugs is an utter failure. It has wasted huge amounts of resources on something we can never ever control. What these laws have brought is criminal gangs killing anyone who gets in their way. Families hurt by drugs are completely shattered when their parents are thrown in More..

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    • @Kmanbay he is not a favorite of mine either, but this just makes sense, and we have prohibition as a model of why it would be better....

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    • @monkey fcker
      It didn't work for alcohol, and it isn’t working on drugs.

      The biggest thing prohibition and the war in drugs has done is increase the violence and the profits.

      Get drug addicts help. Making them criminals is worse all of the way around.

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    • @Kmanbay the main problem with addicts is property crimes, but you cant really do much for property crimes when the jail is full of addicts, dealers, and users. i may not have expressed it very well, im for decriminalization. i think the difference between prohibition and how we see no real organized crime in alcohol is proof the same would and could be true with narcotics if we stopped this madness.

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  • Private prisons work as well as private army's.

    We spend more on bullets and weapons than all the world combined, plus we have more people locked up than any other country including millions for non violent offences.

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  • Don't forget the case of a Judge who was convicted of getting kick-backs from a privately owned prison for every convicted Juvenile. Shameful

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  • As far as I know in Kalifornia, county prisons are run by the county Sheriffs department. Then they bill the state for certain services.
    The person who is convicted of a crime has to pay court fees, fines, and any judgement against them. Another way they get you to pay is home arrest with ankle monitor. They determine how much that costs by your income, the more you make the higher the cost.

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  • The Conservatives in Britain want a private run prison service, too. Anything to direct more money to their corporate masters. Crime does pay. Bastards!

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  • Prisons are one of the few legitimate things that governments should be running. The 'war on drugs' is similarly twisted - if someone wants to subject their body to certain drugs - it's that person's own life and the government has no right to intervene.

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  • Start executing them.
    Most are repeat offenders many times over.
    Most of their crimes and resulting victims can be prevented.
    Simply kill repeat offenders, 2nd or 3rd time you die.

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  • pat robertson is a cultist.
    I saw a video here on LL of a judge and prosecutors who were in a scheme to lock up as much kids for the private prisons. the fact the people took that as an isolated incident shows how awake we are.

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  • Yeah, blame the laws on "liberals". Riiiight.

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  • Lol so his expecting our politicians to do the right thing? Lmao obviously his been smoking some of that afghan khush

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    • @gyco

      We spend far too much on education as it is, and the problem is the more government spends the more expensive it becomes. Prisons aren't supposed to "cure" crime, they're supposed to contain the criminals who commit the crime in the first place.

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  • The Evil Empire came tumbling down

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  • woow

    the religious nuts is right this time

    ...

    I predict ...USA citizens ...again will lazily do nothing but elect OBAma for a second term of change of no change

    or worse ...the other puppet rommey or something

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  • What did you expect from a country that kidnaps, detains, tortures and kills civilians without trial all over the world?

    Not to mention the way they start wars based on fabricated claims...

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  • Makes me so frustrated how the American prison system works and the government that feeds it.

    Oh, I just got a new grey hair, thanks. lol.

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  • Glad to see Pat Robinson speaking the truth. Also, I am huge on small government and privatization but corporations do not belong in the prison industry. Incarceration of convicted criminals is fundamental aspect of government's obligation to protect society and enforce justice.

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