I can't believe this...
It's not about gun control, Obamacare or abortion anymore. Those issues seems almost trivial compared to the problems those private prisons represent.
Now you know what those of us in the know, who understand just how unbelievably, insanely corrupt the governments in the U.S. are (with the Feds being the worst) are up against.
Their market is the 300 millions US citizens, and like every business, they want to grow in their market. Naturally, by the business logic, they'll work toward gaining new prisoners to grow. If the current laws don't bring enough prisoners, they just have to lobby new laws because of the "new dangerous criminal everywhere!".
They are already doing this. They literally lobby for new laws, for harsher laws, for all of it.
Tell the average U.S. citizen on the street, and they'll either deny it and call you a "crazy conspiracy theorist", or shrug and keep walking.
Also, it means you're not going to develop rehabilitation programs to prevent criminals from doing crimes again. You need these guys to commit crimes so you get them back. You're surely not going to educate them towards higher achievements.
You don't even have maximum prison time, and you have death penalty. That means those guys own buildings where there's no maximum of time you are forced to spend there, and where they have the tools to end your life.
It's a complete perversion of law, and I can't believe it's happening in a democracy like the US. I'm seriously horrified at what the consequences of this could be in one generation or two. You already have the worldwide record of prisoners and from what the article say, it's been running for just 20 years.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of the corruption that exists behind the scenes in the U.S. I am not kidding. And the reason it's gotten to the level it has, right under the nose of the populace, is because (1) they're convinced that the holy, omnipotent sugar-daddy U.S. government (and by proxy of course, them) is righteous and infallible, and (2) those who would
be educated enough to understand it all waste time fighting over implementing their pet government programs, essentially rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
I'm so happy I'm not a US citizen...
Unfortunately, the fallout from all of this already reaches far across the globe (Afghanistan being a prime example.) And the worst is yet to come.