Author Jails

The fact is that the jails have multiplied their population of exponential way without return in the tranquillity of the citizens. Good part of the North American jails, in many of the States, they initiated a privatization way that has been growing until the point to turn them into the companies that better quote receive in stock-market of New York. The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) or the Wackenhut, the two companies that act of ship standard invoices colossal amounts. All is based on the criteria of the modern company: low costs, good management and efficient production. To this it contributes decisively that they have to his disposition force of work to a lowest price. As well, the prisoners as user-clients allow, to the being a very great volume of population, that the business is excellent in absolute terms. He has something to see the increase of the inmates with the increasing bonanza of this industry from his birth in the Eighties? In good enterprise logic we would say that yes: if there is a business niche it is necessary to look for clients. However, when we spoke of a State with a cuasisagrada constitution and a system of justice that boasts of being the best one of the world, we must clarify much the affirmation and follow investigating.

But the doubt persists and a similar controversy does not benefit to a legal ordering in which all the countries are watched. It is necessary to consider, in addition, that the penal code of the different States, and the federal, has entered a scaling of hardening without precedents. Against the crime, the unique answer has been the hard hand with ferocious measures like imprisonment to perpetuity after three recidivisms in certain crimes. If all this rigor had served to show the world a safe face, more people we could understand this route. But it is not thus, the injustice suspicions and of demagoguery they are very solid. On the other hand, in these days there are more black in the jails that in the University and in many States more money in the prisons is spent that in the schools. The United States, their citizens, their politicians, their judges will have to locate the problem in provided terms of justice. Meanwhile, we must put formulas at issue that, although they are successful enterprise, do not have provided visible social benefits to the citizenship.

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