Many of America’s prisons are run by for profit corporations. These corporations argue that their model is superior to the state run prison systems. The reality is that they are built to maximize profit and minimize costs. The cost cutting affects security directly as human resources are pushed to the limit and measures that are more costly but effective are ignored in favor of saving money.
Along side these prisons are additional service industries that fleece families who are unfortunately in contact with the prisons because family members or loved ones are locked up. In many cases, detention centers are housing people who haven’t yet stood trial. If innocent, the prisoner and family have now been fleeced of resources and suffered false imprisonment for the sake of a dollar.
What civilized people bank their resource gains on vices or alleged vices?
Prisons should be a place of last resort for those who cannot function in society by judgement of their peers. It shouldn’t be a slave system that creates shareholder opportunities for companies like Corrections Corporation of America. CCA has posted profits of over $1.4 Billion in past years.
This is a not for profit site dedicated to information. We do this work in memory of Edward Kenzakoski and others who have suffered because of the profit motives that drive greedy men like Judge Mark Ciavarella. Ciavarella was sentenced to 27 years in prison for locking up kids for a kickback. One of those children was a young man named Edward Kenzakoski. Edward killed himself as a consequence of his incarceration. We cannot bring him back but we can press to make sure this never happens again. We can work to serve greater accountability to the other children also harmed by Ciavarella and others who haven’t been yet discovered for the same practice.
If you have information about a part of the private prison industry that you need to discuss, drop us a message and lets work together to provide the greatest accountability for our society.