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@9NQQHTLDemocrat from Pennsylvania answered…3mos

@9NDY379Women’s Equality from Illinois answered…3mos

No. The prisons shouldn’t be privatized in any way. Rehabilitation shouldn’t be a business.

@Imani-MurryLibertarian from North Dakota answered…3mos

@9MDFD38 from New York answered…3mos

No they shouldn´t because private prisons today are required to have a certain amount of inmates and the more inmates the more money. So they purposely keep people in prison for minor things they do.

@9MCKZKDRepublican from Michigan answered…3mos

It should be up to the states, but would need more info, on case by case basis

@9M7FD2L from Indiana answered…3mos

No, private prisons mean private companies will profit from crime

@alednickyGreenfrom Maine  answered…3mos

No, and they should let contracts with private companies expire.

@skepticalMiddlerGreen from New York answered…3mos

Yes, only short-term. Private short-term with heavy gov oversight, to experiment with and implement better systems. And once good systems are found, let the company profit for 10yrs or so (more? less? dunno) before forcing them to hand it over to the government. Or at the very least we can't afford not to use private currently, but hopefully long-term that can be phased out.

@9LVDX7FRepublican from Tennessee answered…3mos

@9JP2KBLTranshumanist from Ohio answered…3mos

There should be audits by an external company or organization

@9JG5GKJIndependent from Massachusetts answered…3mos

@9JB76R7Libertarian from Georgia answered…3mos

@9J96T4CGreen from Iowa answered…3mos

Yes, but they require regulations that include care and rehabilitation, not quotas.

@9HX5WWKLibertarian from Tennessee answered…3mos

Government shouldn't hire anything, allow private prisons to operate without aid of government.

@9HSQ5HVTranshumanist from Kansas answered…3mos

Private companies in charge of running detention or correctional facilities are only in it for the money they receive for each prisoner/inmate. Employees are often overworked and understaffed, making it an unsafe environment, not only for the staff but for the inmates as well. From my experience working in a privatized prison and federal prison, the federal system is structured, and set guidelines are in place. However, the issue of overcrowding remains in either system.

@9HRWVW7Peace and Freedom from Indiana answered…3mos

I don’t know much about this topic and therefore do not have enough information to have an educated opinion

@9HMX338Democrat from Minnesota answered…3mos

Emphatic NO! Profiting from social ills creates no incentive to improve the underlying causes that encourage criminal behavior. (Poverty, poor education, etc.)

@9HKLYC2Independent from Indiana answered…3mos

I don’t know enough about this to form a fully educated opinion.

@9H7NQWDVeteranfrom Virgin Islands  answered…3mos

Yes but profits should be capped at a specific percentage along with salaries.

@9H56Q92Libertarian from New York answered…3mos

@9H4GZFWIndependent from Indiana answered…3mos

No, because it’s a governmental prison, so it’s not a private company’ issue.

@9H3GZB5Constitution from New York answered…3mos

No, because it is effectively a government-funded monopoly.

@9H2D6LVWomen’s Equality from North Carolina answered…3mos

I feel that I do not know enough about this topic to contribute an answer.

@9GXVK3HWorking Family from Kansas answered…3mos

No. No private entity should ever imprison another person; only the state has that authority.

@9GWSV8JWomen’s Equality from North Carolina answered…3mos

Yes, but they should be held to higher standards. There should be rehabilitation for every prisoner.

@9GV5CTBRepublican from Massachusetts answered…3mos

No, but the government should mandate a "working prison" by which all prisons must perform a service (work, education, etc.) in order to earn prison amenities.

@Beth-SimsGreen from Arkansas answered…3mos

No, private prisons incentivize keeping people in jail and recidivism rather than rehabilitation.

@9GQ47KPPeace and Freedom from Ohio answered…3mos

Yes, but restructure the incentives to reward recidivism and job placement.

@9G6QF97Republican from Minnesota answered…3mos

Prisons should be self sufficient. Prisoners should have to work for room and board.

@maadiman1170Libertarianfrom Texas  answered…3mos

No, privatizing prisons opens the door to corruption of public servants and encourages them to get convictions regardless of the guilt of those being prosecuted.

@9F8F8JNVeteran from Virginia answered…3mos

No, Private prisons incentivize imprisoning people for profit.

@9DZPL8XWomen’s Equality from California answered…3mos

Not enough knowledge of the pros and cons of each, but I can see how private companies could be easily mismanaged and/or corrupted.

@9DT72B3Independent from Michigan answered…3mos

No, because privatization could result in prisoners being concentrated in select communities or states against the will of the local population based on a company's business preference.

@9DS4WCSDemocrat from South Carolina answered…3mos

@9DNDZ5TVeteran from Oklahoma answered…3mos

We must not make creating more prisoners a profit incentive.

@9DN4Y4JRepublican from Indiana answered…3mos

No, it is the governments sole job to establish justice, not sell it.

@9DMXL6RDemocrat from Texas answered…3mos

@9DM7NMGGreen from New York answered…3mos

No, privately owned prisons have inmates who work for pennies on the dollar to make profit for prison owners. The prison industrial complex is modern day slavery.

@9DM3Z2HPeace and Freedom from Texas answered…3mos

No, but the prison system needs to be revamped. Instead of just being punished, inmates need to be educated and rehabilitated.

@9DLY3RCPeace and Freedom from Louisiana answered…3mos

we need government prisons but they need to be in drastically better shape

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