Last week I debated with a family member, asking him: "Why don't we ever hear the entire truth regarding the activism against (so called) 'MASS INCARCERATION'? They pretend that ALL BLACK PEOPLE WHO ARE LOCKED UP ARE INNOCENT [just to carry forth their deceitful narrative] AND they pretend that when criminals are let free INTO THE COMMUNITY that no uptick in crime will be seen?"
It appears that after years of propaganda which said: "Conservative Republicans and Liberal Democrats AGREE - 'Mass Incarceration will bankrupt the states' so they are working together to release non-violent criminals and cut prison budgets".
Today it appears that this was an overly hopeful plan.
Notice that there is no mention of the favorite whipping boy: "PRIVATE PRISONS" in this story.
As the tale goes: "Private Prisons MAKE MONEY by the number of prisoners they house AND since they are driven by the PROFIT MOTIVE they operate with a barebones staff and deny necessary amenities such as PSYCHOLOGICAL CARE".
Fast forward to this story AND WHAT DO WE SEE?
- A STATE RUN FACILITY
- The state reduced funding
- Leading to staffing shortages
- Key services such a mental health care have been cut
(As with 'Charter Schools') WHY do some people pretend that GOVERNMENT OPERATED INSTITUTIONS are immune to the same practices that they INDICT about 'The For Profit Sector" ? (Or in the case of charter schools - "Government Funded By Non-Government Operated Institutions)?