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Why are we building private prisons when crime is down?

• Arizona Republic

On Friday, the state of Arizona plans to award one lucky – or perhaps just well connected -- company the contract to build and operate 1,000 private prison beds for medium security inmates.

This, despite the fact that we have 2,000 empty beds and the overall crime rate is down.

This, despite the fact that it actually costs taxpayers more to operate  private prisons.


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Comment by Ed Price
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Government officials are going to make these private prisons into luxury prisons. Then, when the people force freedom into existence, Government officials will have a place to go to live out their days in pleasure.

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