A de-privatization? How can this be?


#1

Per BBC the US DoJ is sufficiently disenchanted with prison privatization to actually be phasing it out for federal prisons.

This seems like an obviously welcome development; but I have to wonder just how badly the magic-private-sector efficiency fairies have been screwing up to get to this point. They are normally afforded nearly axiomatic levels of benefit of the doubt.


#2

From what I’ve been told, the federal prison systems are a lot better about human rights, and humane treatment.

Apparently the federal part of the system has a prison work program that actually does teach skilled labor, and gives inmates a chance to keep a large portion of the money they make. It’s not stamping licenseplates any more.

Still, we have a very long way to go before our prisons are anywhere near decent.


#3

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