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kamact
Market Observer
12:45 AM on 06/13/2012
For-profit prisons are another sign of the captive government and the greed of Wall Street....corruption at all levels...
holycowbatman
...Shift Happens..let's make it together...
12:57 AM on 06/13/2012
They want to privatize schools, prisons, emergency services, etc... because it accomplishes one thing. Just like the way corporations (banks) became the facilitators or government loans to college students...they extract their fees for doing nothing more than passing the money along, just less of it. Corporations in charge of privatized schools, jails, etc.. will take their cut right off the top and then use what is left to negotiate lower wages, less investment in infrastucture, etc...and you will have to pay additional money to get your kids into school, pay for books, additional tutoring, etc...
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RK Johnston
Good Blood Never Lies...True Love Never Dies!
01:37 PM on 06/13/2012
For-profit anything ultimately answers to no governmental authority, but to the shareholders of the company-in-question.
Just goes to show you why "The Almighty Private Sector" can be mighty--mighty evil in their blood sacrifices on the Altar of Mammon!
--RKJ
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parabq
12:45 AM on 06/13/2012
CCA's Steve Owen wrote in an e-mail that the village board's decision to block the detention center "is of course disappointing to the taxpayers, job seekers and local businesses that stood to benefit from this economic boost."

Read our lips - we dont want you here !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Private prisons go against American ideals. Those ideals are important to people in Crete. We are not willing to sell out for a few bucks !!!
Im sure you will find another location in a place with less integrity but it wont be Crete ! Yay
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ErnestineBass
No longer a cog in The Machine.
12:31 AM on 06/13/2012
"Corrections Corporation of America...last year took in more than $200 million in revenue...

...FROM THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER.

WHY are we forced to PAY for the "services" of a private firm pocketing massive PROFITS?

Man...this country has gone to the dawgs.
06:33 PM on 06/13/2012
CCA took in #1.7 BILLION, not $200 million. GEO took in almost as much.
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ErnestineBass
No longer a cog in The Machine.
07:51 PM on 06/13/2012
CCA generated over $200 million in revenue from just the immigrant detention portion of its business. I should have clarified that. Thanks for pointing it out. EB
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webwzrd
Reality is liberal indoctrination
11:42 PM on 06/12/2012
No one should be making money from imprisoning other human beings. It's beyond immoral.
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theXepicXturtle
I Vote 3rd Party. Sue me.
11:42 PM on 06/12/2012
For-profit prison is legalized slavery.
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tampajohn
plan your work work your plan
09:55 PM on 06/12/2012
The private firms make the money and of course will want tax breaks to build the detention center - Crete has finally stood up to smooth talkin developers.
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jhuffington
Am I better than you? Of course, I'm a liberal.
09:22 PM on 06/12/2012
"CCA's Steve Owen wrote in an e-mail that the village board's decision to block the detention center "is of course disappointing to the taxpayers, job seekers and local businesses that stood to benefit from this economic boost."

Can you say passive aggressive?
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08:40 PM on 06/12/2012
For profit prison's should be illegal. Since when does the justice system need to make a profit here in the U.S.A. State and Federal prison's should be enough. Always has been before the greedy took over.
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mikey09
Living off the grid.
07:19 PM on 06/12/2012
With all the prisons etc closing in Southern Illinois, I'm sure the residents there will want the jobs and the people are already trained prison guards.
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ErnestineBass
No longer a cog in The Machine.
12:35 AM on 06/13/2012
Because existing prisons generally have a Guard's Union, and CCA won't use Union labor.
12:29 PM on 06/16/2012
Spot on Ernestine - read their annual report, and you will find they tout not having any labor problems. It's because they have avoided having any union labor, which they would have to treat fairly.
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sunbeltvoter
Aye Oh Ell Ess You See Kay Ess
07:08 PM on 06/12/2012
Why do illegals need a prison? One night in the county jail, next day take them to the airport and put them on the next nonstop to their own country.
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jhuffington
Am I better than you? Of course, I'm a liberal.
09:22 PM on 06/12/2012
I wish it was that simple, but I have a feeling it is not.
06:58 PM on 06/12/2012
Does anyone else have a problem with the Constitutionality of private prisons?
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special38x2
Live, Love, & Laugh
07:26 PM on 06/12/2012
Yes...
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08:37 PM on 06/12/2012
Me!
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spytheweb
Black Democrat
06:49 PM on 06/12/2012
Hey, put it here close to Las Vegas. We have plenty of hot desert and they will be closer to the border. When someone is arrested in Ill. make their family members travel to NV to see them. Plus it means jobs here. This place is going to built it's only a matter of where. As long as they keep coming over the border places like these are needed.
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parabq
12:48 AM on 06/13/2012
LV is a dump any way !!!!!!
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spytheweb
Black Democrat
04:51 PM on 06/13/2012
You're right! The perfect place for a illegal alien prison.
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olitenup
06:22 PM on 06/12/2012
Bravo to this community!!! Private prisons are immoral and unethical and should be banned in the US.
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Ed Baker
All Hail Big Mother
06:01 PM on 06/12/2012
There is a little town in Michigan I know of that would love to have this place. The builders, the politicians, the guards, would all be welcomed with flowers and candy, and celebrated as heroes.

It's going to be somewhere.

My hometown would love it.
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ErnestineBass
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12:38 AM on 06/13/2012
There's an Iraq, Michigan?

Who knew.
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Ed Baker
All Hail Big Mother
10:29 AM on 06/13/2012
Michigan actually has a great deal of folks from the Middle East living primarily in Dearborne.
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Laga77
Four legs good, two legs better !
05:41 PM on 06/12/2012
Privately operated detention centers should be banned in this country. They are un-American.
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mxytsplyk
De gustibus non est disputandum
05:46 PM on 06/12/2012
F&F.
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olitenup
06:23 PM on 06/12/2012
Ditto!
06:20 PM on 06/12/2012
Totally agree. Profit incentive should have no place in our justice system. These private prisons make billions, then spend millions lobbying the government for more laws to ensure that their cells are filled up and profitable. They see he illegal immigration issue as nothing more than a way to make huge profits - they see these human beings as about equal to how Tyson chicken sees chickens....