Just like Arizona & Pennsylvania, Mississippi has found big money in abusing youth & privatizing juvenile detention centers. A federal judge calls what goes on in Mississippi’s youth prisons, a “cesspool of unconstitutional and inhuman acts”.
U.S. Justice Department investigators found Mississippi’s privatized centers denying basic health care, employing gang members as guards, and sexual misconduct between staff and inmates worse than anywhere else in the nation.
The GEO group knows how to squeeze the biggest return on investment and keep the staff happy – don’t spend money on healthcare and let your employees sexually abuse the inmates (Mississippi Youth).
And of course there is the great financial benefit of being 49th in the nation for infant mortality,
45th for child death
48th for teen death
49th for births to teen moms
50th for child poverty
48th for uninsured children
48th for child welfare expenditure
49th for overall child well being
According to Geography Matters – Child Well Being in the States
Making money; more important than children to the voters of Mississippi – frightening isn’t it?
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