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LAKE: Business Case Against Incarceration (Index)

The business case

Short term

Incarceration costs too much

Private prisons don't save money

Penny wise pound foolish

Private prisons don't create jobs

Prisoners compete with free labor

Not the path to knowledge-based jobs

ALEC-sponsored CCA bill HB 87 causes farm labor shortages

Farmers don't want probationers working in their fields

Rehabilitation is better economically

 

Medium Term

Revolving door

Corruption

Misleading

Legal opposition

 

Long term

When the War on Drugs ends, there will be no need for nearly as many prisons.

Prison population on decline

ACLU

NAACP

LEAP

Serpico

Republicans

Democrats

Other States

U.K.

Portugal

Mexico

International