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@B47QR6RDemocrat from Georgia answered…1mo

No, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit and should not be allowed to profit off the suffering of others.

@B47L3J9Democrat from Georgia answered…1mo

@B3PHQ57Veteran from Washington D.C. answered…2mos

@laloftinTranshumanistfrom Georgia  answered…2yrs

Yes, but they should not have occupancy quotas, should be strongly regulated to prevent mismanagement & corruption, and should require a high amount of care and rehabilitation services

@9HSQ5HVTranshumanist from Kansas answered…2yrs

Private companies in charge of running detention or correctional facilities are only in it for the money they receive for each prisoner/inmate. Employees are often overworked and understaffed, making it an unsafe environment, not only for the staff but for the inmates as well. From my experience working in a privatized prison and federal prison, the federal system is structured, and set guidelines are in place. However, the issue of overcrowding remains in either system.

@9HMX338Democrat from Minnesota answered…2yrs

Emphatic NO! Profiting from social ills creates no incentive to improve the underlying causes that encourage criminal behavior. (Poverty, poor education, etc.)

@9H7NQWDVeteranfrom Virgin Islands  answered…2yrs

Yes but profits should be capped at a specific percentage along with salaries.

@9H56Q92Libertarian from New York answered…2yrs

@9H4GZFWIndependent from Indiana answered…2yrs

No, because it’s a governmental prison, so it’s not a private company’ issue.

@9H3GZB5Constitution from New York answered…2yrs

No, because it is effectively a government-funded monopoly.

@9H2D6LVWomen’s Equality from North Carolina answered…2yrs

I feel that I do not know enough about this topic to contribute an answer.

@9GXVK3HWorking Family from Kansas answered…2yrs

No. No private entity should ever imprison another person; only the state has that authority.

@9GWSV8JWomen’s Equality from North Carolina answered…2yrs

Yes, but they should be held to higher standards. There should be rehabilitation for every prisoner.

@9GV5CTBRepublican from Massachusetts answered…2yrs

No, but the government should mandate a "working prison" by which all prisons must perform a service (work, education, etc.) in order to earn prison amenities.

@Beth-SimsGreen from Arkansas answered…2yrs

No, private prisons incentivize keeping people in jail and recidivism rather than rehabilitation.

@9GQ47KPPeace and Freedom from Ohio answered…2yrs

Yes, but restructure the incentives to reward recidivism and job placement.

@9GGSX54Socialist from Washington answered…2yrs

Yes, private companies should require rigorous inspection and training throughout all stages of running prisons.

@9GG9SKTGreenfrom Vermont  answered…2yrs

No. Private prison systems benefit from prison labour. The majority of incarcerated individuals are ethnicities other than white. This is modern day slavery.

@9G6QF97Republican from Minnesota answered…2yrs

Prisons should be self sufficient. Prisoners should have to work for room and board.

@maadiman1170Libertarianfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

No, privatizing prisons opens the door to corruption of public servants and encourages them to get convictions regardless of the guilt of those being prosecuted.

@9F8F8JNVeteran from Virginia answered…2yrs

No, Private prisons incentivize imprisoning people for profit.

@9DZPL8XWomen’s Equality from California answered…2yrs

Not enough knowledge of the pros and cons of each, but I can see how private companies could be easily mismanaged and/or corrupted.

@9DVXZDMVeteranfrom Pennsylvania  answered…2yrs

Yes, and eliminate contractual occupancy quotas and be strictly regulated to prevent mismanagement and corruption.

@9DS4WCSDemocrat from South Carolina answered…2yrs

@9DNDZ5TVeteran from Oklahoma answered…2yrs

We must not make creating more prisoners a profit incentive.

@9DN4Y4JRepublican from Indiana answered…2yrs

No, it is the governments sole job to establish justice, not sell it.

@9DMXL6RDemocrat from Texas answered…2yrs

@9DM7NMGGreen from New York answered…2yrs

No, privately owned prisons have inmates who work for pennies on the dollar to make profit for prison owners. The prison industrial complex is modern day slavery.

@9DM3Z2HPeace and Freedom from Texas answered…2yrs

No, but the prison system needs to be revamped. Instead of just being punished, inmates need to be educated and rehabilitated.

@9DLY3RCPeace and Freedom from Louisiana answered…2yrs

we need government prisons but they need to be in drastically better shape

@9DJPR35Socialist from Virginia answered…2yrs

No, prisons of all kind should not exist. Rehabilitation is a much better system.

@9DJNNWJLibertarian from Virginia answered…2yrs

no, rather the government should reform its prison systems for the rehabilitation of its prisoners

@9D798ZZLibertarian from California answered…2yrs

Yes, but mainly only non-profits. For-profits that are hired should be heavily regulated and monitored.

@9D6DDKZProgressivefrom Maine  answered…2yrs

No. Private companies have no business exercising governmental functions!

@9D62WY3Peace and Freedom from Oklahoma answered…2yrs

@9QZHZ4JConstitution from South Carolina answered…2yrs

@dangardnerRepublicanfrom Arizona  answered…2yrs

Yes, but measures need to be taken to hold the private companies accountable for all their actions and the outcomes of their policies.

@9DT72B3Independent from Michigan answered…2yrs

No, because privatization could result in prisoners being concentrated in select communities or states against the will of the local population based on a company's business preference.

@9HX5WWKLibertarian from Tennessee answered…2yrs

Government shouldn't hire anything, allow private prisons to operate without aid of government.

@9YKXNQNSocialist from New Jersey answered…7mos

No, and free all non-violent prisoners. Instead, fine non-violent criminals or make non-violent criminals do community service.

@B2DNHBBDemocrat from Kansas answered…4mos

@9ZVN8JQVeteran from Michigan answered…5mos

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