Dem. Socialism works: for-profit prison company contracts cancelled

Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 15,556
edited August 8 in A Moving Train
humanity is coming to the US:

Two for-profit prison companies have lost major contracts in Denver over their work in immigrant detention, as backlash to President Donald Trump’s immigration policy continues to mount.

The stunning $10.6 million rebuke to the two firms, CoreCivic and the GEO Group, was led by newly elected city council meimber Candi CdeBaca, who won in June on a radical platform backed by the Democratic Socialists of America. CdeBaca’s stand on Monday against the firms was her first major effort since being sworn in, and she expected to be a lone vote of dissent.

Instead, moved by the plight of those kept in camps run by CoreCivic and the GEO Group, and galvanized by opponts — organized by CdeBaca — at the public meeting, the council delivered an unexpected 8-4 rejection, ending the firms’ contracts to run halfway houses on behalf of the city.

https://theintercept.com/2019/08/08/private-prisons-contract-denver/
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 19,648
    Good article.

    I built private, state and federal prisons for 15 years so this is right up my alley.

    Their idea to cancel the contract is radical.  The state of Colorado will be holding the bag for finding places to put those inmates and a new prison will cost about $200,000,000.00 for those 500.  I say new prison because they obviously were full and needed to place them somewhere.

    If it is built by the state then those workers will all be Union and more pensions to fund in the long run so again, this is a radical approach.

    I'm curious to where and what happens with the inmates.

    This is a first for me as I have never heard or seen this done before.
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 15,343
    halfway houses are a bit different than prisons. and they remain open without a contract....

     there is plenty of pot tax money to be allocated to build or refurb whatever is needed.  ...
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