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  • You have a problem with slave labor, subby?
  • What debate? The prison industry has already won that debate. Money speaks.
  • Solution: Imprison more Americans, and then they'll have these jobs!
  • So instead of taking these incarcerated felons,and teach them marketable skills while at the same time SAVING TAXPAYER MONEY we shut it down and let private industry like Halliburton fill these orders for their low, low, low mark up.

    Sure makes sense to me..............................Any one want a 6.00 a can Coke
  • Azlefty: So instead of taking these incarcerated felons,and teach them marketable skills while at the same time SAVING TAXPAYER MONEY we shut it down and let private industry like Halliburton fill these orders for their low, low, low mark up.

    Sure makes sense to me..............................Any one want a 6.00 a can Coke


    As a liberal I'm opposed to prison labor being used at all. The reason is because a good portion of those people shouldn't even be in prison. By creating a new source of wealth for the private prison industry and their lobbyists we're allowing the perpetuation of something that I'm deeply opposed to: the war on drugs.
  • Sounds like a great idea to me.

    Or am I being obtuse?

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  • It's Different When We Do It!
  • unyon: Sounds like a great idea to me.

    Or am I being obtuse?

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    Precisely.
    Slave Prison labor is best labor. They can't complain or call in sick. 150 month vs. 9.00 hr. Hmm, there's a tough call.
    Add to that the funds for prisxoners going into a prison acct to pay for supplies from the prison commisary. WIN for Unicor! Do the workers see interest on this? lulz
  • I hope you like paying $600 for your next quick-to-rust license plate, Subby.
  • unyon: Sounds like a great idea to me.

    Or am I being obtuse?

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    No, now you are being acute
  • More unemployed -> more driven to crime -> more slave labor. Job creators win!
  • xynix: Azlefty: So instead of taking these incarcerated felons,and teach them marketable skills while at the same time SAVING TAXPAYER MONEY we shut it down and let private industry like Halliburton fill these orders for their low, low, low mark up.

    Sure makes sense to me..............................Any one want a 6.00 a can Coke

    As a liberal I'm opposed to prison labor being used at all. The reason is because a good portion of those people shouldn't even be in prison. By creating a new source of wealth for the private prison industry and their lobbyists we're allowing the perpetuation of something that I'm deeply opposed to: the war on drugs.


    Isn't ironic Obama doesn't share your position on the war on drugs--yet Libertarians do?
  • xynix: As a liberal I'm opposed to prison labor being used at all. The reason is because a good portion of those people shouldn't even be in prison. By creating a new source of wealth for the private prison industry and their lobbyists we're allowing the perpetuation of something that I'm deeply opposed to: the war on drugs.

    Fixed

    /partisanship is stupid, can't we just talk about the merits of a particular point without bringing in parties ... unless you meant liberal in a non political definition, in which case, carry on.

    / not a "liberal" but also opposed to the war on drugs (well most drugs, I don't think people should be allowed to set up meth labs all over the place given their propensity to explode).
  • xynix: Azlefty: So instead of taking these incarcerated felons,and teach them marketable skills while at the same time SAVING TAXPAYER MONEY we shut it down and let private industry like Halliburton fill these orders for their low, low, low mark up.

    Sure makes sense to me..............................Any one want a 6.00 a can Coke

    As a liberal I'm opposed to prison labor being used at all. The reason is because a good portion of those people shouldn't even be in prison. By creating a new source of wealth for the private prison industry and their lobbyists we're allowing the perpetuation of something that I'm deeply opposed to: the war on drugs.


    i agree with your anti war on reefer platform. meanwhile, true convict scum should be working and picking up the tab for their room & board, not you the taxpayer. and a lot of the nastiest convict scum should be tested for health purposes and their organs used for those in need, then dispose of the rest. warehousing hardcore convicts for their entire lives serves no good; it is cruelty and savage.
  • Can't leave the place of work.
    Are only payed a pittance compared to outside world.
    Can only buy good from an employer approved retailer.
    Have no say about your working conditions.

    Sounds like the company town and store are back and better then ever.
  • That's always been an issue. Slavery By Another Name, available in book, audiobook or dvd.
  • If the alternative is to use union laborers, I'll go with the prisoners.
  • Uh-oh, you wanna see what happens when government just views prisons as a cost centre.
  • I wouldn't mind prison labor if it was just to benefit their own prison. A farm to supplement their food supply, for instance. Maybe something else simple, like the cliche licence plate. But when they start doing things for private companies and consumer products? That's just slave labor.

    And let's not forget that a lot of those people in the system are non violent offenders, innocent and wrongly convicted, or imprisoned on idiotic laws that should have Ben overturned years ago.
  • Prisoner, govt jobs... Same thing. Have them replace some beaurocrats making 200ky.
  • Prisons should be required to pay whatever the going rate is to the inmates. With comparable benefits.
  • We're somewhat beyond ye olden times when prison labor was seen as penance and a way of proper reform. Even my ancestors "employed" men from the local prison which included time set aside for reading lessons and a Bible study (or something close to formal Bible study as they were Quakers) on Saturdays.

    Today reform requires real life skills as you need wee bit more than knowing how your write your name and how to put in a 12 hour day's work at the local mill. Real reform means teaching useful work skills, how to talk to employers and customers, how to balance a check book and how to be technologically literate. So basically reform and penance through education rather than "hard work".
  • fark it, they get three whole meals every day AND a bed to sleep in. Plus they don't get taxed. Meanwhile the 1% are the real heroes, fighting taxation tooth and nail so those prisoners can continue to be clothed and fed.
  • LeglessDog: xynix: Azlefty: So instead of taking these incarcerated felons,and teach them marketable skills while at the same time SAVING TAXPAYER MONEY we shut it down and let private industry like Halliburton fill these orders for their low, low, low mark up.

    Sure makes sense to me..............................Any one want a 6.00 a can Coke

    As a liberal I'm opposed to prison labor being used at all. The reason is because a good portion of those people shouldn't even be in prison. By creating a new source of wealth for the private prison industry and their lobbyists we're allowing the perpetuation of something that I'm deeply opposed to: the war on drugs.

    Isn't ironic Obama doesn't share your position on the war on drugs--yet Libertarians do?


    Libertarians also want to deregulate business even more, and allow things like this prison labor thing in the first place, still want to control if and/or when women have access to birth control or abortions, and are staunchly against gay rights and marriage equality, want to abolish social safety nets and and pretty much everything not in the original constitution...

    Libertarians: We're like Republicans, but with WEED!
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