POT & PRISONS (Go Directly to JAIL!)


I’m not saying this is some grand chemtrail-style conspiracy. This is more a case of; “show me the money.” Links & Notes 1 (Kentucky vs King -Justice Alito delivers the opinion of the court 1 caselaw.lp.findlaw.com www.time.com 2 www.corpwatch.org 3 www.usatoday.com 4 www.hrw.org 5 articles.sfgate.com 5a: www.lib.niu.edu 6. www.prisontalk.com 7 en.wikipedia.org 7a www.grassrootsleadership.org www.afscme.org 8 articles.cnn.com 9 miami.cbslocal.com 10: www.nydailynews.com 11 www.acousticalsurfaces.com 11a www.febreze.com 13 www.dailykos.com Note 1: The relationship between the private and public sector is rather complicated. I’m using “privatized prison” as a generalization to describe prisons that are heavily reliant on privatized contracts. Prisons generally use private contractors to perform a number of services related to the prison. In extreme cases everything right down to the construction of the prison is done through private business interests and the prison is essentially leased back to the state/ federal government. I’m not saying that there should be no intermixing between private & public sector here but I definitely believe it should be limited.

25 thoughts on “POT & PRISONS (Go Directly to JAIL!)

  1. bradmanthethird

    @TheTruePooka

    Hehe, no need to do it quietly or stock up on the air freshener, I’ve smoked joints walking down the sidewalk and had cops pass on the other side of the road without noticing, the smell disperses so quickly in an open area and there’s no way they can see it’s not a cigarette, and as always as long as your not ACTING guilty, no one will think you’re guilty.

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  2. christo930

    @metalisbetter1o00 I think pot will be fully legalized in the next few years as the states get in worse and worse financial trouble.

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  3. christo930

    The prison growth started in the early 1970’s when Nixon started the drug war. I am totally for capitalism and free enterprise, but the system CAN NOT WORK without competition and there is no real way to introduced competition to the prison system, because the prisoners don’t get to chose their prison.

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  4. metalisbetter1o00

    You know, I think it will be a long, long time before pot sees it day of legality. It’s sad really. People just cannot stand letting people do as they please

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  5. Huttate1

    US prisons produce 100% of military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, canteens. War supplies, 98% of equipment assembly services; 93% of paints and paintbrushes; 92% of stove assembly; 46% of body armor; 36% of home appliances; 30% of headphones/microphones/speakers; and 21% of office furniture. Airplane parts, medical supplies, etc.
    They earn $.5 – $1.25 per hour.
    623,000 will be found innocent
    Global Research, March 10, 2008

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  6. TLSlayer1

    @gaglamesh731 i would say they allow men and women in prisons together but that’s marriage to some.

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  7. TLSlayer1

    @TheTruePooka so,i wonder what the christians do as homosexuality and masturbation are sins.nobody becomes their prison bitches,the atheists become their gods.

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  8. ForYeensSake

    @TheTruePooka For the record, I was kidding :P. I’m not serious (atheist myself). And I don’t know if there is. I think it has something to do with atheism being a minority. Therefor being an atheist in america might require certain traits (being sceptical, rational) more then it would in for example france. As a result there might be some selection going on. This is all wild speculation ofcourse.

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  9. TheTruePooka

    @ForYeensSake Heh, the only problem is the percentage of atheists in prison is a barely registrable number compared to the number of Christians.

    Of course, I’d never say there’s a direct correlation. 😀

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  10. ForYeensSake

    Compare the rise in atheism to the rise in prisoners ! (Ow and ignore any other statistics). SEE, you people are more immoral!

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  11. JackofOneTrade567

    we need to legalize drugs and stop sending people to prison for non-violent crimes AND crimes without victims. unfortunately, the higher the demand, the less the lives of people matter.

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  12. loudman12

    @TheTruePooka civil diobiediance for example i use a example. if the french government for example try to implement anything like this, then the french people will burn parliment down, so the government knows not to even dare do this. I know that seems extreme but they dont do it so it must work in some way

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  13. EDOfyingFilms

    Wait, Pooka! How dare you slander the private business industry, you dirty Statist!

    [watches the rest of the video]

    …Oh.

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  14. TheTruePooka

    @Waggabagaboo There’s a lot of money in the contracts offered to companies for various services. Some of those private contracts are actually sound and can provide a sensible savings. Others not so much. Plus there’s also the money to be made from leasing space to companies that wish to use the prisoners as a labor force and everything that goes with that.

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  15. CntrBrdr

    @TheTruePooka Pook, from what I understood from Alito in K v. K, exigent circumstances was also acceptable in the case of imminent destruction of evidence, which was the case in K v. K – drug flushing/etc. I can completely understand a life-threatening exigency, such as a burning building (for instance). What makes you say that exigencies are only supposed to apply in life-threatening situations?

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  16. ToiletBomb

    My issue with the private vs public argument is simple. If private corporations are likely to be profit chasing greedy people then what will stop the public sector from doing the same thing. We’ve already seen this greed go unchecked in the public sector and as such I don’t see a difference. I think you were spot on TTP by addressing the crazy legislation that puts more and more people in Jail. I think the root of the issue is the legal system and not who runs the prisons.

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