The Problem With Prison Profitization...

The Problem With Prison Profitization: People Suffer Serious Horrors For The Sake Of A Buck

There are 9 comments on the Daily Kos story from Jul 18, 2012, titled The Problem With Prison Profitization: People Suffer Serious Horrors For The Sake Of A Buck. In it, Daily Kos reports that:

Private corporations that tout that they will cut costs if given the chance to profitize local jails and prisons, fail to mention they breach all lines of ethics and morals in order to do so.

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Fargo, ND

#1 Jul 26, 2012
What is wrong with miss.justice..They all have no back bone only a green back..so sad for us the people of mississippi!!!!
Justice

Cameron, NC

#2 Jul 29, 2012
Not only sad and pathetic,but more importantly is our son's/loved one's that are at Walnut Grove continue to be treated inhumanely. They will and have psychological effects from being exposed to all of the "Hitler" tactics that still exist. The new company is NO different than Geo or Cornell. Again, every day of my life, I fear for my own son's life as well as state of mind. All of the bureaucrats and people of "power" in MS should be ashamed and embarrassed of what THEY HAVE ALLOWED AND HAVE PROMOTED TO HAPPEN AT WALNUT GROVE. Ha...but they are not...they have no conscious, no heart, no soul. Guarantee that if any of their own son's got into trouble, a payoff would exist and that son would never spend a second behind bars. I often wonder how these people that hold these "positions" even sleep at night. Oh yeah...I forgot...they go to church, preach the word, and feel they are forgiven.......At the end of their lives, however, all of the things they have allowed to happen to our son's will come to light for them.....
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Fargo, ND

#3 Jul 29, 2012
Yes this is true all of what you said.They will all get their day;And I pray that i am not standing beside when GOD splits the easrern sky.Shame on them'the ones in Jackson'Ms.And the ones that are working inside that dam HELL HOLE!Mean while we must keep in touch with our love ones'and keep praying God will watch over each and everyone of them.There isn't anything esle we can do .We just fought the battle and what did Jackson;Ms.Do put another private co.in after they have already seen what2 has done.Like I said shame on the ones that so call;call all the shots for our state of Mississippi..Shame Shame!!!!
Justice

Cameron, NC

#4 Aug 1, 2012
change wrote:
Yes this is true all of what you said.They will all get their day;And I pray that i am not standing beside when GOD splits the easrern sky.Shame on them'the ones in Jackson'Ms.And the ones that are working inside that dam HELL HOLE!Mean while we must keep in touch with our love ones'and keep praying God will watch over each and everyone of them.There isn't anything esle we can do .We just fought the battle and what did Jackson;Ms.Do put another private co.in after they have already seen what2 has done.Like I said shame on the ones that so call;call all the shots for our state of Mississippi..Shame Shame!!!!
Even tho we may have lost a battle as far as another greedy business and another money hungry state of missisippi signing contracts to once again allow inhumane practices continue to happen to our son's and loved ones, we can't give up. That would mean they win and that is what they want. Had a letter from my son yesterday....the new company is worse than GEO he said. He is still only get out for 35 minutes per 24 hr period????!!! They have totally rationed their food and no new programs or help have been made available or even mentioned to any of them. They are training a bunch of CO's that have zero prior experience...a lot of them have just graduated from high school as well. This all makes sense how?????????? LESS FOOD, SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR NO REASON AND UNTRAINED STAFF LEADS TO WHAT???? The same exact things as the private business's that owned them before.....gang's, beatings, drugs being bought in...oh yes...the reason it's ok for a CO to bring drugs in and make a deal with an inmate is what? The reason the inmate gets a drug test at some point (taxpayers dollar) because the CO calls him out on it (entrapment), gets an RVR on his record, loses canteen, phone, etc for 6 months and the CO WHO BROUGHT THE DRUGS IN, SELLS THE DRUGS CONTINUES TO GET A PAYCHECK, LIVE IN THE FREE WORLD, DO DRUGS AND SELL DRUGS IN THE FREE WORLD DOES NOT GETFIRED, HAVE CHARGES AGAINST HIM PUT IN PRISON IS WHY??????????
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Fargo, ND

#5 Aug 3, 2012
well the sad thing is there isn't to much we can do.Isaw today where these things are going on at oakley training school.Like you said before these low life sob's donn't care as long as it pads their pockets.And the sorry bunch in jackson ms.is were it all starts.Ihave not heard from my gs since tues.They had some problems in 1 mon. so i heard when this happens they lock down all of the prisons that is a goon reason for them.Idonn't wish anything bad on anyone but these type of people I hope they rot in HELL all of them! and i will keep praying for all these prisoners and keep in touch with mine as much as i can and pray that he gets throught this. he is due home in nov. thank GOD!!
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Fargo, ND

#6 Aug 5, 2012
MINE CALLED HOME TODAY;LIKE WE SAY NOTHING HAS CHANGED ONLY THE NAME.THEY GET OUT ONCE A WEEK AND ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGHT TO EAT.HAVE NOT BEEN TO SCHOOL OR ANYTHING ELSE.IJUST DONN'T KNOW OF ANYTHING WE CAN REALLY DO EXCEPT PRAY ABOUT IT AND HOPE THAT GOD WILL ENTER BEAM;WE CAN CALL AND ALL WE GET IS MORE DAM LIES..HOPE YOURS IS OK.STAY IN TOUCH AND HELP ME EEP PRAYING.WE WILL GET ANSWER ON GOD'S TIME LINE.
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Glenda Burrell

Hattiesburg, MS

#7 Sep 30, 2012
my son was charged with [email protected]..he was placed on house arrest and was given permission to travel outside Oxford Ms...he was paying for his house arrest as well as his fines...foolishly he drove a car with Driver Lic...which revoked his house arrest...he was placed in Rankin co..lock down..and was not harmed and was safe...once he entered into Walnut Grove.. 24 hours later he was beaten by other inmates..causing head injuries..all I know after talking to the Mr. Hudson is this he is a live...he danced around my questions about my son injuries as well told me "I will do my best to keep him safe"..he proved his best is not good enough...my son shouldn't have been beaten in the first place...I don't know if my son has been checked by a doctor, nurse, guard, or inmate...I need help with researching this more..to keep my son safe..any and all help with info..would be great..I can be reach on facebook under Glenda Williams Bowen Burrell Oxford Ms...thank you
Justice

Cameron, NC

#8 Oct 1, 2012
Glenda Burrell wrote:
my son was charged with [email protected]..he was placed on house arrest and was given permission to travel outside Oxford Ms...he was paying for his house arrest as well as his fines...foolishly he drove a car with Driver Lic...which revoked his house arrest...he was placed in Rankin co..lock down..and was not harmed and was safe...once he entered into Walnut Grove.. 24 hours later he was beaten by other inmates..causing head injuries..all I know after talking to the Mr. Hudson is this he is a live...he danced around my questions about my son injuries as well told me "I will do my best to keep him safe"..he proved his best is not good enough...my son shouldn't have been beaten in the first place...I don't know if my son has been checked by a doctor, nurse, guard, or inmate...I need help with researching this more..to keep my son safe..any and all help with info..would be great..I can be reach on facebook under Glenda Williams Bowen Burrell Oxford Ms...thank you
Glenda....I feel for you so much...my son has had wayyyyyy too many extremely bad experiences there...he has been there for a few years and every day that goes by, I keep faith that I won't receive a phone call. Anyways...if I were you, I would go to the facility and demand some answers as to how your son is, the extent of his injuries and so forth. I'm not sure MDOC would help you get any answers either. More than likely not. I realize it is a drive for you and so forth, but to me, if you could, you may gain some ground. Also, try to find out what unit/zone he is in and I'll check this post back to see what it is and when i write or talk to my son, i will see if he can give me some info on him. i do not have facebook so hopefully you will check this post. And another idea would be to file a complaint with ACLU...there are forms on their website in regards to that. Also, the Southern Poverty Law Center website...they are very good about helping too.
Do the best you can to stay strong for yourself and for your son....it is hard...very very very hard to be powerless and have no control in helping our own blood....just keep your focus when you speak to people there..don't let them get to your emotions...as it all is a game that we need to start winning somehow....take care
Glenda Burrell

Canton, MS

#9 Oct 1, 2012
We will start winning....no matter what the outcome is with my son..I have made this my personal missions to bring attention back to Walnut Grove...I was so disgusted the more I learned about the GEO Group of Boca Raton Fla..with all the news on Walnut Grove it makes people think they have a new and better system..yet that is not the case at ALL....am sicken when I read some of the stories out there on it..as it is no longer ran privately without profit...yes it is..same group as well...anything you can found out would be great...I will keep you posted on here..At this time am sending out e-mails and messages to everyone that broke this story to begin with..to let them know NO CHANGE.....anyone and everyone..you have inspired me ..am NOT alone...I am praying for your son as well....

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