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Sat Nov 21, 2015, 07:11 PM

Sanders: 'We need to end prisons for profit’

Source: The Hill

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is calling on America to push corporate power out of its prison system.

“We need to end prisons for profit,” he said at the 2015 Presidential Justice Forum at Allen University in Columbia, S.C.

“It is wrong for corporations to be making profits from the incarcerations of their fellow Americans,” Sanders continued.
“I want to see incentives to get people out of jail or prevent people from going into jail,” the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate added.

“By and large, we do a pretty bad job in making sure that when people are released from jail, they don’t end up in jail again. There needs to be a path back from prison.”

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/261025-sanders-we-need-to-end-prisons-for-profit



He. Is. On. Fire!

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Attorney in Texas Nov 2015 OP
Smarmie Doofus Nov 2015 #1
Attorney in Texas Nov 2015 #2
Smarmie Doofus Nov 2015 #3
rhett o rick Nov 2015 #4
peacebird Nov 2015 #5
fbc Nov 2015 #7
hughee99 Nov 2015 #18
Truprogressive85 Nov 2015 #6
Sunlei Nov 2015 #8
patsimp Nov 2015 #9
bravenak Nov 2015 #10
PersonNumber503602 Nov 2015 #11
billhicks76 Nov 2015 #12
TeamPooka Nov 2015 #13
Attorney in Texas Nov 2015 #16
malthaussen Nov 2015 #14
bemildred Nov 2015 #15
Owl Nov 2015 #17
Ron Obvious Nov 2015 #19

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 07:14 PM

1. And where is Clinton on that issue? n/t

 

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 07:18 PM

2. This is not a closed book test: "Private Prison Lobbyists Are Raising Cash for Hillary Clinton"

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 07:30 PM

3. Well, if they think that giving her all that cash is going to sway her...

 

... one way or another , they just don't KNOW her.

If I didn't know better, I'd say you were impugning her integrity.


(I'm kidding, btw.)

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 08:08 PM

4. Well I think we do know her. We can judge her by her actions. She pretends to be against big money

 

in politics and yet she accepts the dirty money. Her fans rationalize it by saying the only way she can win is to accept dirty money. The hypocrisy is lost on them. "I'll stop using (corrupt money) right after I win."

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 08:09 PM

5. ...

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 08:58 PM

7. Here is Clinton on that issue:

 

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:12 PM

18. Just like always, her people will come along eventually to tell you that

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Hillary has always been a proponent of whatever Sanders was saying, because SHE said it first.

Given her long history of taking every side of an issue at various times, I have no doubt they can find a 20 year old speech where Clinton say this (as well as another 20 year old speech where she says the exact opposite).

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 08:10 PM

6. An impressive moment that everyone showed watched is

During the Q&A portion of the BET criminal justice forum

Sen. Sanders talked about The "kids for cash scandal" where a judge who was sending young kids to juvie and got kickbacks

Here is the link to the story
: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2011/08/11/139536686/pa-judge-sentenced-to-28-years-in-massive-juvenile-justice-bribery-scandal

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 09:09 PM

8. Sanders is correct, prisons and schools must be made non-profit, if they use any state/federal funds

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 09:12 PM

9. agreed

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 10:03 PM

10. Same guy voted in favor of Mass Incarceration.

 

Should I trust him now? Should the AA community trust his words or his deeds?

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 10:40 PM

11. 100% correct! I've never been in prison/jail or had any issues myself, but I've known a few people

who have been stuck in this endless cycle. Yes, they made their mistake and they served their time, but they make it nearly impossible for people to get back on their feet. If a person comes out without a solid support network of friends/family, then they might as well be thrown back in jail. I've also came to learn how screwed up the private prison industry is. I mean, common sense tells you that it's in their interest to ensure people remain criminals. So they have huge amounts of money to lobby politicians to make laws ensure they always have a constant supply of inmates. Not to mention the fact that they are shitty employers too that pay their "guards" fast food level wages. It's the most corrupt bullshit I've ever seen.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 10:52 PM

12. Hello Hillary?

 

Her buddies make money ruining lives. And she takes their money and says nothing. I believe she is a criminal for this. If the Democrats nominate her be prepared to lose so many registered democrats that we end up in shambles like the republicans. Only the lamest of the lame would let this happen to suit their selfish lives.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 11:00 PM

13. K&R!

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 01:14 PM

16. Check out "Private Prison Lobbyists are Raising Cash for Hillary Clinton"

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 10:45 AM

14. "Prisons for profit."

The very phrase makes me want to puke. It is astounding that our citizens have let the con men run this scam for so long. I'm thinking that it is a sign that too many people are not only too subservient to authority, but also have the feeling that "criminals" deserve whatever harsh treatment they may get.

-- Mal

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 11:39 AM

15. And health care for profit, and education for profit, and politics for profit. nt

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 05:17 PM

17. Mr Sanders is absolutely correct.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 08:19 PM

19. This should be an obvious, self-evident part of the Democratic Party platform

 

It's a disgrace that it isn't.

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