Buzzy Martin Privatization Of Prisons Who’s Investing In Them and who is CCA, after writing his book… Buzzy has become an advocate for everyone in the wrong side of the prison system and what it means to parents and their children! To learn more about: “Buzzy Martin – Musician Musician, Youth Advocate, Author.”
PRIVATE PRISONS ARE BACK…
Outlawed at the beginning of the 20th Century, private corporations are once again owning and operating prisons for profit. A controversial issue which dates back to the days that followed the Emancipation Proclamation, CORRECTIONS examines its re-appearance today amidst globalization and the most awesome growth of prisons in all of modern history, painting a complex portrait of what many are calling the “prison industrial complex.”
THE PRIVATE PRISON
In the mid-1980′s, fifteen years of massive and unprecedented growth within the US prison system hit a snag — it ran out of money.
When the state wants to build a new prison, it traditionally asks the voters to approve the cost through a bond issue. But this time, voters throughout the country began to say no.
So many turned to private investment, to venture capital, both to fund new prison projects and to run the prisons themselves for costs around $30 to $60 per bed, per day. This began what we know today as the for-profit, PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRY.
THE PRISON BOOM PRODUCES PRISON PRIVATIZATION 1970 : 280,000 prisoners | 2000 : 2,000,000 prisoners. Read more about CCA
We both want to thank Buzzy Martin… What a great show with Buzzy, he shared with our audience some ridicules systems that are in place with the prison and the inmates and how we can really make a difference… just by getting a case of his book and giving the schools and/or juvenile halls, we can save one child at a time… just like the starfish story!!!
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,
“Well, I made a difference to that one!”
The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved. – adapted from the Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley
Also, take a look at this information on Orange County Juvenile Hall is a 380-bed institution for juvenile law violators operated by the Orange County Probation Department in the City of Orange.
It houses boys and girls, generally between ages 12 and 18, who are detained pending Juvenile Court hearings in the adjacent Betty Lou Lamoreaux Juvenile Justice Center or who remain in custody by order of the Juvenile Court. Read more
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