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  • No, private prisons should not be legal.

    No, private prisons should not be legal. Prisons are a necessary institution and one that should be run by the government as the incentives for corruption are highest when privatized. At a cost to the taxpayers, society would do best to minimize the number of prison population through education and programs for offenders, where as the private owners of a prison would make more profit with larger prison populations, providing incentive for supporting tougher sentences, mandatory sentencing, and harsher punishments for light offenses.

  • Yes, they can do the job as well as the state.

    I think private prisons should be legal. I can see no reason why a prison run by the private sector should be any worse then one run by the state. In fact they could end up cheaper, through competition, and they could have higher standards, as any lapse would be punished by their contract not being renewed.

  • Yes, I think private prisons should be legal.

    I think private prisons need to be held to Federal Standards for safe and reasonable treatment of the prisoners that they house but I believe overall there is no problem with private prisons existing, I think private prisons take some of the pressure off the Government from having to maintain even more then they can handle in the Justice System.

  • No, private prisons should not be legal.

    No, private prisons should not be legal. Prisons are a necessary institution and one that should be run by the government as the incentives for corruption are highest when privatized. At a cost to the taxpayers, society would do best to minimize the number of prison population through education and programs for offenders, where as the private owners of a prison would make more profit with larger prison populations, providing incentive for supporting tougher sentences, mandatory sentencing, and harsher punishments for light offenses.

  • No, private prisons should not be legal.

    No, private prisons should not be legal. Prisons are a necessary institution and one that should be run by the government as the incentives for corruption are highest when privatized. At a cost to the taxpayers, society would do best to minimize the number of prison population through education and programs for offenders, where as the private owners of a prison would make more profit with larger prison populations, providing incentive for supporting tougher sentences, mandatory sentencing, and harsher punishments for light offenses.

  • Humans aren't Currency

    The single biggest problem with private prisons is that there should not be a profit made off of other's involuntary work. It causes problems in the rehabilition of the prisoner's and also brings up the ethcial issues of using a human life as a figure in finances, it's not moral or ehtical.

  • No, private prisons should not be legal.

    Prisons are a necessary institution and one that should be run by the government as the incentives for corruption are highest when privatized. At a cost to the taxpayers, society would do best to minimize the number of prison population through education and programs for offenders, where as the private owners of a prison would make more profit with larger prison populations, providing incentive for supporting tougher sentences, mandatory sentencing, and harsher punishments for light offenses.

  • Private prisons are a grave threat to democracy

    The power to imprison citizens, to take away their freedom, is one of the most grave and important powers a government possesses. By giving this power over to private industry, the government is washing its hands of a serious responsibility. Private operators do not have to follow the same guidelines and rules as public institutions, and they don't operate in the public interest but rather in the interests of generating profit.


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