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The prison situation again, 2.2 million in prison, discuss

Part and parcel for a police state.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 9th, 2007 1:21am
We lock people up far longer than they do in Europe.  We hand out too much time, IMHO.  I consider this an extension of fiscal policy - which is to spend and spend and spend.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 9th, 2007 1:56am
I notice that the article doesn't mention the existence of for-profit prisons.

http://www.notwithourmoney.org/03_prisons/pris_profit.html

Once you've introduced the profit motive, things are not going to be in the best interests of the population.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 9th, 2007 6:12am
You got that right.

China's the role model here. You want workers prepared to do anything you ask, just lock them up first. Crims, unionists, religious deviants and the insane, topped up with politicals if you are going to miss targets.
Permalink trollop 
July 9th, 2007 7:37am
You may be on to something about that. Is this done in order to further the cause of efficient production in a cult of unquestioned consumerism?

It could be.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 9th, 2007 12:50pm

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