UPDATED AGAIN: Setting up future profits? Private Prison Company Used in Drug Raids at Public High School
To invite for-profit prison guards to conduct law enforcement actions in a high school is perhaps the most direct expression of the ‘schools-to-prison pipeline’ I’ve ever seen,” said Caroline Isaacs, program director of the Tucson office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker social justice organization that advocates for criminal justice reform.
“All the research shows that CCA doesn’t properly train its staff to do the jobs they actually have. They most certainly do not have anywhere near the training and experience—to say nothing of the legal authority—to conduct a drug raid on a high school,” Isaacs added. “It is chilling to think that any school official would be willing to put vulnerable students at risk this way.”
It’s not just Arizona. Here is a link to my previous post about Mississippi.
We have some serious issues here. One could conjecture that kids are being set-up in a system rigged to the advantage of the those who profiting from the Justice System including those who are waging the War on Drugs.
Put them in prison for minor infractions, get them into the system, don’t fund social services, and what do you get?
Kids have no rights—parents don’t have money for good lawyers -seems like a very profitable situation.
Children under the supervision of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) will no longer be housed in a privately run prison or subjected to brutal solitary confinement under the terms of a groundbreaking settlement of a federal class-action lawsuit filed in 2010 by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The lawsuit charged that conditions at the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility, operated by GEO Group, Inc., were unconstitutional.
ACLU has a whole section on the Private Prison System. including a 2011 Report entitled: Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration.