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NYCTwister
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Http://theweek.com/articles/651722/ameri......eres-why

Or

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguar......e-people

My view is that under no circumstances should human beings become commodities.
If you need fear to enforce your beliefs, then your beliefs are worthless.
Jonathan Townsend
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Please, those companies running prisons have employees that need to feed their families. Gotta fill the facilities. Smile
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NYCTwister
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Jonathan Townsend
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On Jan 15, 2018, NYCTwister wrote:
By doing this?

https://static.theintercept.com/amp/flor......ons.html


I'm missing the value proposition behind having prisons. I get the feeling it reduces people to less than commodity - to social burden.
What do you want people to learn there?
Are they not brutal enough that folks are surviving through their sentences?
Too much video coming out about inhumane conditions?
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NYCTwister
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Depends on whose concept of value you're talking about.
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I'm missing the value proposition behind having prisons. I get the feeling it reduces people to less than commodity - to social burden.


Paid X number of dollars for each inmate, then getting the additional benefit of that inmate's free labor...what's not to like? And the gutting of social services within and without the prisons ensures a constant supply of product. It's a beautiful business model.

Burden? For whom?
Jonathan Townsend
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I'm missing the value proposition behind having prisons. I get the feeling it reduces people to less than commodity - to social burden.


Paid X number of dollars for each inmate, then getting the additional benefit of that inmate's free labor...what's not to like? And the gutting of social services within and without the prisons ensures a constant supply of product. It's a beautiful business model.

Burden? For whom?


Oh, how many prisons do you own? Sounds like Monopoly... with cards like "new law passed, build another wing and raise rates ten percent".
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Well, none now--but I may become very rich soon. Tax reform and all. Just have to do it before they revoke the cut for us working folks after ten years, and pray that they don't cut SS and Medicare in the meantime. But I'm all in, otherwise. I have plenty of modest proposals.
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Well, none now--but I may become very rich soon. Tax reform and all. Just have to do it before they revoke the cut for us working folks after ten years, and pray that they don't cut SS and Medicare in the meantime. But I'm all in, otherwise. I have plenty of modest proposals.


Maybe you will get lucky and they will pass some entitlement programs so your taxes can go down.
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