County Jail Run for Profit: Inmates = Slaves
Posted on 11/19/2015 4:46:45 PM PST by Talkwire
Jails are NOT profit centers, and people in custody are not slaves. Privatization of jail system phones and commissary has resulted in overcharging inmates, and a lucrative revenue source for the Contra Costa County Jail.
Remember our justice system is based around the presumption of innocence, “Innocent until proven Guilty”. In fact, in 78% of Contra Costa County jail detainees are awaiting trial. These are people who could not make bail and are in the jail awaiting their day in court. Pre-sentence inmates are milked like revenue cows to make money for the County.
The Contra Costa Jail makes $1.5Million a year from overcharging detainees for phone and commissary services.
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$25 for one call using jail system phones is too cheap?
“Ya don’t say!”
people in custody are not slaves.
Looks like someone didn’t bother to ever read the Constitution. Maybe the dude (or dudette – not sure what a Jaye is) ought to try going to…