Sanders: Trump Opens Floodgates for Private Prisons to Make ‘Huge’ Profits


Mississippi private prison, depicted here, is typical, not the exception

US President Donald Trump decided to boost profits for private prisons by rescinding an order that limited the construction and use of such facilities, Senator Bernie Sanders said in a press release.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — “Trump just opened the floodgates for private prisons to make huge profits by building more prisons and keeping even more Americans in jail,” the release stated on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, the Department of Justice rescinded the memorandum titled “Reducing Our Use of Private Prisons,” that was issued by former President Barack Obama.

Sanders added that the action of the new administration demonstrates how a “corrupt political and campaign finance system,” operates in the United States. The senator argued that to lobby their interests, private prison companies poured large amounts of money into Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.Nearly 21,366 inmates out of the total 189,000 federal detainees’ population are currently housed in privately-operated facilities, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

In August 2016, the US Department of Justice said it was limiting the use of private prisons because they are less safe and secure than government-run facilities without substantial cost savings. A Justice Department Inspector General report revealed that privately-operated prisons have higher rates of property damage, assault and death than government operations

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  1. It is the reaction and method of cowards and fools to jail people for petty crimes. When leadership contracts with private companies for military and prisons, it is past time to be concerned. The first to go will be protestors, and the poor. Local Judges are elected officials, and sheriffs are too. Best to be minding who is being protected.

  2. Seig Heil!
    At last herr Drumpf is doing something about crime in America. Soon now the prisons will be overflowing with criminals. Of course Drumpf will have to create new laws to be broken by unsuspecting Americans but that’s their problem. And we get to open the FEMA camps for new businesses. Just consider the possibilities for new slaves .
    Achtung! Herr Drumpf will make America grate again!
    The Constitution and Bill of Rights will be outlawed and rule by proclamation will take their place. Der fuhrer will only have to order it so and it will be so. Do not expect to have any rights. You are all now guilty of one crime or another and see if we don’t invent new crimes for you to commit and send you to prison for.
    I can’t wait to see America’s youth marching through the streets, wearing their crisp new uniforms made is prison sweatshops, swearing allegiance to mine Fuhrer and willing to carry out his orders to make America grate again. Yes, the new Drumpf Youth modeled after a previous program in Germany.
    It is likely that her Drumpf will have to set up gulags in order to deal will political prisoners. After all we cannot allow such people to voice opinions that do not support our dear leader.

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