We Should Never Privatize Public Safety

By: Sunday May 22, 2011 12:30 pm

Florida’s legislature just passed a budget that will privatize the correctional services of 18 counties, basically 20% of its prison population. Though the decision has been criticized by both side of the aisle (the quote I used for the title comes from a Republican legislator, Mike Fasano), and despite the fact that private prisons in Florida, as elsewhere, have a long history of abuse and failure to perform up to contract, the deal went through.


Sunday Late Night: Prison Bra War

By: Sunday June 13, 2010 8:01 pm

Apparently, in the Federal penal system, wearing the wrong bra gets an attorney excluded from meeting with her client.

FDL Late Nite: Vote For “Name Our Pot Campaign” Contest

By: Wednesday April 28, 2010 8:17 pm

Round two voting is still open The opposition to the California marijuana legalization measure has a new website, called Public Safety First. It would more appropriately be called the Prison Industrial Complex Profit Protection Racket, because they are the same outfit who organized against California’s Prop 5, the Nonviolent Offender Rehabilitation Act of 2008.  The [...]

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