Since so much funding comes from other agencies like the Federal Government, Jails are a lucrative business. The one key fact is if a State, County or City can show a quota of arrests then the funding will flow in. This is part of the ongoing problem when connecting with communities.
So many innocent people are being arrested and locked up, even if it’s for a day, it generates income. They need only show the stats.
Baltimore protesters expressed they wanted Schools and Education and yet Jails overruled, and it’s not just happening in Baltimore this virus is spreading across this great Nation. Now don’t get me wrong I believe in accountability, I don’t discredit needing jails; but building more? when will it stop?.
Lets think about it, More Jails = More Salaries and Local law Enforcement securing their future employment, while so many others are suffering.. That is where the theory of ‘ Police States ‘ come in. Soon while many are loosing their homes to foreclosures, those whom work and or run the Jail systems will be buying your home and possibly renting it to you.. How does that feel?
Here’s and Idea Build more Jails but share the benefits ‘ALL THE BENIFITS’ with those whom live in the community, like pensions, healthcare, funding for schools, teachers, youth programs, education, etc… Share the profits! after all it’s the community that’s being forced into dealing with it.