This article totaly took me by surprise. ‘…November 28, 2012, In Arizona an unsettling trend appears to be underway: the use of private prison employees in law enforcement operations…..CCA, the nation’s largest for-profit prison/immigrant detention center operator, with more than 92,000 prison and immigrant detention “beds” in 20 states and the District of Columbia, reported $1.7 billion in gross revenue last year. This revenue is derived almost exclusively from tax payer-funded government (county, state, federal) contracts through which the corporation is paid per-diem, per-prisoner rates for the warehousing of prisoners and immigrant detainees….’
Now, why should I be surprised by this at all. This is a logical expansion of a business model by a private for profit company. Then again, it could be argued that there was a conflict of interest in that their profits are tied not only to housing inmates but also going out to the streets as law enforcement officials to make the arrests that will fill their prison beds.
Then again, on some level, it makes perfect sense in the concept of maximizing the existing labor force.
PS: Talk about the guardian of the hen house being the fox.