Tag: Prisons

UPDATED: For-profit prison food vendor routinely runs out of food in Michigan prisons

UPDATED: For-profit prison food vendor routinely runs out of food in Michigan prisons

There are four things that, in my opinion, should NEVER be put in the hands of for-profit corporations: healthcare, education, national security, and prisons. Why? Because when a profit motive is involved in anything, corners will always be cut in order to enhance the profitability of the enterprise. And, in these four situations, that means the lives of actual living […]

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THIS WEEKEND in Washtenaw County: Public forum on private, for-profit prisons

THIS WEEKEND in Washtenaw County: Public forum on private, for-profit prisons

Ann Arbor Democratic Party
Washtenaw County Democratic Party Black Caucus
Washtenaw County Democratic Party

Present

A Community Education Forum:
Private Prisons — “Slavery in the disguise of justice”

Panelist will discuss facts, insights, pros and cons of HB 5174 and the effect these private prison corporations will/are having on our government and its citizens.

Click through for details.

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Michigan Republican Township Supervisor not happy with privatized prison in his area

Michigan Republican Township Supervisor not happy with privatized prison in his area

It’s all fine until it happens to you

As Republicans across the country move toward privatizing absolutely everything that isn’t nailed down, one Republican Township Supervisor in Michigan is decidedly NOT happy about the privatization of a prison in his municipality.

Details after the jump.

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Prisons funded better than schools in Michigan

EclectaReader Anthony sent me this link. The Superintendent of Ithaca Public Schools in Michigan sent a letter to Republican Governor Rick Snyder in which he suggests that his students would be better off if they were treated as prisoners. That way, there would be more per-pupil-funding than there is now. Here’s his letter: In these tough economic times, schools are […]

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