Prison Economics Helped Drive Arizona Immigration Law

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    Prison Economics Help Drive Ariz. Immigration Law : NPR


    October 28, 2010
    Last year, two men showed up in Benson, Ariz., a small desert town 60 miles from the Mexico border, offering a deal.

    Glenn Nichols, the Benson city manager, remembers the pitch.

    "The gentleman that's the main thrust of this thing has a huge turquoise ring on his finger," Nichols said. "He's a great big huge guy and I equated him to a car salesman."

    What he was selling was a prison for women and children who were illegal immigrants.

    "They talk [about] how positive this was going to be for the community," Nichols said, "the amount of money that we would realize from each prisoner on a daily rate."

    But Nichols wasn't buying. He asked them how would they possibly keep a prison full for years — decades even — with illegal immigrants?

    "They talked like they didn't have any doubt they could fill it," Nichols said.

    That's because prison companies like this one had a plan — a new business model to lock up illegal immigrants. And the plan became Arizona's immigration law.
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    NPR...'nuf said.
     
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    Will the same story become true if someone else reported ??

    eh?

    ...careful...:lol:
     
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    .....As-well-as INCREA$ED deficit-spending.....for no good reason; aka CORPORATE-WELFARE.​
     
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    How about a 10,000 foot high water slide that will send an immigrant flying back across the Arizona border to somewhere near Mexico City?
     
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    That's bullshit of course. But hey why not lock illegal aliens up in work camps for 2 years before we deport them?

    Works for me!
     
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    .....And, these private-prisons will be dependent-upon bake-sales, for their budget, huh??

    :rolleyes:
     
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    These work camps will be profit centers just like illegal immigration is a profit center for Americans who snub their nose at the law. "Work camps" not prisons.
     
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    This isn't bout me....The source has besmirched their credibility all by themselves.

    They could declare Peter Schiff the next coming of Hayek and I'd suspect their motivations.
     
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    So list all the NPR stories you're familiar with that were later proven factually inaccurate.

    btw,

    anyone else finding it humorously ironic that Mr. Oddball, who rarely passes up an opportunity to flaunt his 'free market' plumage,

    is in this case categorically rejecting the idea that a FOR PROFIT PRISON BUSINESS might have a serious financial interest in seeing the market for their FOR PROFIT PRISONS increase?

    lol
     

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