Dr. Michael Forster

Private prisons love President Trump’s immigration policies

A USA Today story details the intersection of big donations to Trump-related PACs and big gains expected by the private prison industry – http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/23/private-prisons-back-trump-and-could-see-big-payoffs-new-policies/98300394/

Out goes the Obama order attempting to scale back federal use of private prisons, too often the focus of bribery and poor management scandals and prisoner abuses.  In comes tough new immigration enforcement orders that ensure a big increase in demand for prison beds.  Homeland Security directives call for the construction of new jails along the southwest border in particular, where a big jump in the number of undocumented immigrant detainees is anticipated.  Not surprisingly, share prices in publicly traded private prison stock have skyrocketed.

To apply a favorite Trumpian term to this plan to cash in on exploding human incarceration – DISGUSTING!

 

Dr. Michael Forster
Dr. Michael Forster

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