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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    Three strikes which I regretfully voted for was one of the culprits. All of a sudden we had all these criminals in need of a prison because they were automatically sentenced to incarceration. The privates rode to the temporary rescue.
    Yes indeed, plus, it makes those about to get their third strike very desperate, ready to kill a cop rather than go down for 25 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Yes, "and every cloud has a silver lining" prison is actually good, it builds character."

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    I wouldnt call the experience good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    When an instutution has that much control over my person, i would be careful about pushing the envelope.
    Yes, that's why I put MY FIRST PRIORITY as survival.

    Did you guys miss that?

    See, a first priority take precedence over a second priority...

    So, I cost as much as possible without it jeopardizing my survival.

    Are we all clear on that now, everyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    I wouldnt call the experience good.
    Nor would I, but they don't have a "just being facetious here" sticker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Thank you, Dashiel Hammett!

    Today's prisons are not like 1950's noir movies portrayed.

    BTW, they are public buildings and anyone who is interested can request a tour. You can likewise ask for a tour of your local county jail.

    Eye opening experiences, for most Americans.
    Yeah, I agree.

    I interviewed for a teaching job in a jail once and got the grand tour.

    I also was shown around a prison in India as the guest of the doctor father of a friend who was in charge of the prisons medical services.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    That's the mechanism by which we are being enslaved, but not who or why. "Who" is the 0.01% and their biggest cheerleader, Hillary Clinton.
    I once read that Barbara Bush was invested in private prisons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    I would.

    I know your comment wasn't aimed at me. But still - dispensing with money would be a great societal achievement. At least IMHO.
    Color me surprised... this is probably the subject I least expected we'd agree about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    I once read that Barbara Bush was invested in private prisons.
    I believe the connection was made between the Bush's and the Keefe Company, which provides goods to prisons and have been accused of holding a monopoly in their industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Nor would I, but they don't have a "just being facetious here" sticker.

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    I think you're talking about mostly Class II misconduct

    CORRECTIONS - Discipline - Prisoner Discipline
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    I think you're talking about mostly Class II misconduct

    CORRECTIONS - Discipline - Prisoner Discipline
    Yes, I suppose I am.

    Those without an electro/ mechanical background probably wouldn't be able to spot potential weak points, I can sabotage something that will fall apart in two weeks and look like a normal defect.

    There are thousands of possibilities, all around.

    Everything from "magnetic dust" taking out electric motors to "sick building syndrome."

    Anything that "can go wrong" "will go wrong," just call me inmate Murphy.

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