Private Prisons In China

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Watching the media one may realize that there is almost always a time where everything is going fine with anything that has something to do with law enforcement. The United States has more people locked up in the world’s prison population, but only five percent of the world’s people. This is a serious matter because as private and public prisons than any other country in the world. There are now approximately two million inmates in state, local, federal, and private prisons throughout the country. The California Prison Focus state that, “no other society in human history has imprisoned so many of its own citizens” (Source 8).
China’s population is about 5 times greater than the United States but the U.S. have about half a million more prisoners
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There is strong possibility that “twice as many people suffering from mental illness who are in jail than there are in all psychiatric hospitals in the U.S combined (Source 9). Why are so many people being imprisoned without a major concern of how efficient the Department of Justice or the incarceration system are? The government should eliminate privatized prisons because they are unsafe, private prison corporations only want to make money off them, and for-profit prison corporations are now heavy on operating immigration detentions …show more content…
Private prisons make an adequate amount of money to continue programs for the inmates, keep their facilities and, simply to care for the inmates. A private, for-profit health-care firm named Corizon Health, houses more than three hundred and twenty thousand inmates over twenty-five states. According to “The New Yorker”, this firm, “was sued for failing to provide adequate care to a prisoner who died under the company’s supervision” (Source 10). Corizon had been using licensed vocational nurses for a job meant for registered nurses (Source 10). This is a major reason why private prisons should’ve had government workers involved in the everyday regulations of their facilities. The use of licensed vocational nurses in a role for registered nurses saved Corizon thirty-five per cent on the salary for each working nurse (Source 10). For company that brings in “$1.5 billion a year and operates in four hundred and twenty-nine correctional facilities” there should be no valid excuse for using “cheaper” nurses.
The profiting off human misery is just outright wrong and should have been put to a stop years ago. Private Prisons are the biggest business in the prison industry complex (Source 8). How private prison companies work is that they enter contractual agreements with local, state, or federal governments that commit prisoners and then pay a per diem or monthly rate for each prisoner confined

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