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The private prison industry is set to be upended after California lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday banning the facilities from operating in the state.

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Private prisons create an incentive for lobbyists to press law makers to make life suck more.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2019-09-13 10:22 PM | Reply

Good. Once again.

California shows the way forward.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-09-14 12:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Prisons for Profits was never a good idea. Hopefully other states will follow.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2019-09-14 12:22 PM | Reply

Spent yesterday at Alcatraz. Time there would have been brutal.

California needs 2 new supermax's. One just for Reinheit and Monson.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-14 12:28 PM | Reply

The state has been sued for prisons that were "cruel and unusual" punishment.

How is this better?

Is the way forward prisons and jails run for profit of the Unions?

Spent yesterday at Alcatraz. Time there would have been brutal.
#4 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Nice, I am sailing around it a few times today. ....

Keep your eyes peeled for one of these ... if you are still up there
www.jeanneau.com

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-14 12:39 PM | Reply

Cruel and Unusual: A Guide to California's Broken Prisons and the Fight to Fix Them
www.propublica.org

I am sure the "government" can fix it ...

Oh thats right, only 17% of the population trust the government will do whats right.

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-14 12:42 PM | Reply

Oh thats right, only 17% of the population trust the government will do whats right.
#6 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

If people actually participated in governing, they might trust it more. Maintaining a republic is not a spectator sport.

#7 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-09-14 12:59 PM | Reply

Alcatraz was rough for most, but the food was good.

www.bonappetit.com

#8 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-14 01:00 PM | Reply

They removed profit motive from prisons. Now they're trying to remove profit motive from education, health care and mortgages. What's the use of being a capitalist if profit motives are being removed?

#9 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-14 01:05 PM | Reply

There is the state I remember and claim.

#10 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-09-14 01:14 PM | Reply

Prisons for Profits was never a good idea. Hopefully other states will follow.
#3 | Posted by Corky

And you are nave enough to think the government is the most efficient and best at everything.

#11 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-09-14 01:15 PM | Reply

Liberals lead the way as always. Conservatives whine as always while offering no solutions of their own.

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-14 01:41 PM | Reply

Oh thats right, only 17% of the population trust the government will do whats right.

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris

Shows how effectively the billionaires have brainwashed you to hate anything "government" because it's the only entity that can limit their power and greed.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-14 01:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

And you are nave enough to think the government is the most efficient and best at everything.

#11 | Posted by Sniper

It can be the most efficient when one party isn't able to sabotage it to prove that it can't do anything right.

Our military is the government and its the best in the world because repubs aren't trying to sabotage it.
Healthcare and education could work the same if repubs allowed it.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-14 01:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

--Liberals lead the way as always...

Into a dystopia of crime, filthy streets filled with feces and needles, rats and disease, homelessness, unaffordable housing, crumbling roads and infrastructure, etc. That's the Moonbeam Republic of California.

#15 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-14 01:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Kids for Cash
en.wikipedia.org

...The "kids for cash" scandal centered on judicial kickbacks to two judges at the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.[1] In 2008, judges Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella were accused of accepting money in return for imposing harsh adjudications on juveniles to increase occupancy at for-profit detention centers....

#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-09-14 01:58 PM | Reply

Into a dystopia of crime, filthy streets filled with feces and needles, rats and disease, homelessness, unaffordable housing, crumbling roads and infrastructure, etc. That's the Moonbeam Republic of California.

#15 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2019-09-14 01:48 PM | REPLY

Feel free to not live there. enjoy the cesspool conservative utopia of Kansas. I wont think of you from the beach

#17 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-09-14 01:59 PM | Reply

- a dystopia of crime, filthy streets filled with feces and needles, rats and disease, homelessness, unaffordable housing, crumbling roads and infrastructure, etc.

And that's just his free tenured prof apartment.

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2019-09-14 04:41 PM | Reply

Into a dystopia of crime, filthy streets filled with feces and needles, rats and disease, homelessness, unaffordable housing, crumbling roads and infrastructure, etc. That's the Moonbeam Republic of California.

#15 | Posted by nullifidian

Sure it is. If you're dumb enough to beleive fox news or the con man in the white house. I've lived here 18 years and have never seen a single needle or rat.

Where do you live that has no disease? A survival bunker?

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-14 05:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"If you're dumb enough to beleive fox news or the con man in the white house. I've lived here 18 years and have never seen a single needle or rat.

#19 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

I find that hard to believe. You must not get out much. I've seen both in California, especially needles. I haven't seen them in abundance -- pretty much the same frequency as I've seen them in other places, but to say you've lived there (or any state) for 18 years and have never seen either stretches the bounds of credulity unless you are a major shut in.

I don't know if you live in LA or not, but even Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu have them. And if upscale communities have rats, any place can have them.

You being a shut in explains a lot about your backwards world view, however.

#20 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-14 05:33 PM | Reply

They've ended private prisons and out-of-state prisons. No more shell games. It's also the most racist, violent system out of all 5 states. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-09-14 05:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In other news, thirteen-year-old sues parents for being sent to room.

They took away his rights. In fact, no electronic devices allowed. Sent to his room without supper.

"It's worse than prison," his lawyer said.

#22 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-09-14 08:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#22 | POSTED BY PETROUS

Thats BS!

#23 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-14 09:01 PM | Reply

Where do you live that has no disease? A survival bunker?

#19 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY A

No no no no, do you live in a survival bunker?

Do you ride bike paths?

Do you commute to work?

Do you goto SantaMonica? SFO? I was just there and I saw people shooting up, feces on the sidewalks.

Seriously if you haven't seen these things, you are the one living in the "survival bunker".

#24 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-14 09:04 PM | Reply

They've ended private prisons and out-of-state prisons. No more shell games. It's also the most racist, violent system out of all 5 states. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.
#21 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

The state already had very few inmates in Private prisons .... alot of this is virtue signalling, but yea lets see how this plays out.

My guess they start letting people out like they did a few years back to comply with FedGov.

#25 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-14 09:05 PM | Reply

I don't know if you live in LA or not, but even Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu have them. And if upscale communities have rats, any place can have them.

You being a shut in explains a lot about your backwards world view, however.

#20 | Posted by goatman

You know where rats live? Where there is garbage. You know where there is garbage? Where there are lots of people. You know where there are lots of people? In awesome places that everyone wants to live.

People point to the side effects of california's success as if that proves california sucks.

California haters are the same as the losers who couldnt get into the hottest club sitting on the curb whining about how it probably sucks in there and the drinks are too expensive anyway.

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-14 11:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"California haters are the same as the losers who couldnt get into the hottest club sitting on the curb whining about how it probably sucks in there and the drinks are too expensive anyway.

POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

Talk about strawmen and non-sequiturs!

In spite of that awful deflection, I stand by my point I find it hard to believe you have not seen a single rat or hypodermic needle in the 18 years you have lived there. The only explanation is that you are an extreme shut in.

#27 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-15 12:04 AM | Reply

"The state already had very few inmates in Private prison"

Border Patrol uses private prisons all over the place here.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-15 12:34 AM | Reply

Nice, I am sailing around it a few times today. ....
Keep your eyes peeled for one of these ... if you are still up there
www.jeanneau.com

#5 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

I'm sure I saw you,there were a ton of sailboats out the past couple days. The weather was terrific..hot, Hot, HOT!

We stayed at the Argonaut...what a great hotel and location. Drank coffee every morning at the beach by the rowing club. I was surprised how many swimmers were out each morning.

Got my fill of crab cups at the wharf, and tan-tan noodles from Z and Y in Chinatown - we ate there 3 nights! One night we shared a table with a couple from Scotland that were pro-Brexit, and a single guy that joined us from Poland that was pro-EU...what a conversation THAT was! hahaha.

#29 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-15 12:51 AM | Reply

Also, want to give a shout out to electric bikes - our first time! They are AWESOME!

We rode across the Golden Gate bridge and back, all through the Presideo, Golden Date park, and then through San Fran back to the hotel.

I was stunned how well they work going up hills. We rode all day, and besides a butt rash, we felt great after. Effortless riding. Wicked speed on the flats.

#30 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-15 01:03 AM | Reply

Rolling onto a hill without dropping cadence or losing speed is a weird feeling lol.

#31 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-09-15 09:33 AM | Reply

#31 you're lucky you didn't get a flat running over all the needles.

#32 | Posted by patron at 2019-09-15 10:55 AM | Reply

I ran over the needles and the people holding them.

The electric bike never even slowed.

#33 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-15 11:07 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

In spite of that awful deflection, I stand by my point I find it hard to believe you have not seen a single rat or hypodermic needle in the 18 years you have lived there. The only explanation is that you are an extreme shut in.

#27 | Posted by goatman

You stand by your FANTASY not your POINT because you're a moron.

#34 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-15 03:43 PM | Reply

#31 you're lucky you didn't get a flat running over all the needles.

#32 | Posted by patron

The amount of morons talking about needles in california tells me one thing - it must be something fox news hosts whine about all the time. You fools let that propaganda network determine your false reality.

#35 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-15 03:45 PM | Reply

"The amount of morons talking about needles in california tells me one thing - it must be something fox news hosts whine about all the time.
#35 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2019-09-15 03:45 PM "

Your post tells me one thing -- when you have nothing to rebut with you puke out "Fox News"

People are speaking of what they see or have seen (including me) on the ground, not on Fox News. This includes California residents. Are you calling them liars?

Jesus, if you are going to deflect and call other people liars (including California residents) at least get a new schtick. The "Fox News is to blame" response is old as hell.

And your claim that you have never seen a rat or needle in 18 years of living there proves you are a shut in. It is impossible to live anywhere for 18 years and not see both of these somewhere unless you never get out.

#36 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-15 03:56 PM | Reply

People are speaking of what they see or have seen (including me) on the ground, not on Fox News. This includes California residents. Are you calling them liars?

Jesus, if you are going to deflect and call other people liars (including California residents) at least get a new schtick. The "Fox News is to blame" response is old as hell.

#36 | Posted by goatman

No I'm calling you a liar idiot.

You morons beleive everything you hear on fox news even thought that network was created to lie to you.

www.foxnews.com
" Needles, drug use and human waste are the new normal in San Francisco"
Gosh same complaints you hear from every fox watching moron on this site.

#37 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-15 04:02 PM | Reply

#35

Thousands of articles about the problem that have nothing to do with Fox news.

#38 | Posted by willowby at 2019-09-15 04:03 PM | Reply

"No I'm calling you a liar idiot.
POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY"

Stopped reading there. I'm looking for adult postings.

'When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.'

Socrates

thank you and better luck next time, speaksoftly.

#39 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-15 04:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"#35
Thousands of articles about the problem that have nothing to do with Fox news.
#38 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY"

It's typical speaksoftly. When she can't rebut, she vomits out, "Fox News". It's beyond lame. Only an idiot would think regurgitating "Fox New" changes reality.

#40 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-15 04:09 PM | Reply

Speakfeces, I live in California LA looks worst than it sounds .And as a Californian I can't believe you haven't seen it. next time your out open your f'n eyes

#41 | Posted by patron at 2019-09-15 04:46 PM | Reply

"Speakfeces, I live in California LA looks worst than it sounds .And as a Californian I can't believe you haven't seen it. next time your out open your f'n eyes

#41 | POSTED BY PATRON "

Fox News, Fox News
*Squawk!*
Fox News, Fox News
*Squawk!*

speak "The Parrot" easy

#42 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-15 04:51 PM | Reply

I've lived in Nashville for over thirty years and get out plenty. Never seen a rat or a needle.

#43 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-15 05:19 PM | Reply

"I've lived in Nashville for over thirty years and get out plenty. Never seen a rat or a needle.
#43 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY "

I saw both last time I was there and on the same night and in the same place. It was on that closed down bridge over the river that was turned into a promenade. I forget the name of it.

#44 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-15 05:23 PM | Reply

I saw both last time I was there and on the same night and in the same place. It was on that closed down bridge over the river that was turned into a promenade. I forget the name of it.

#44 | Posted by goatman

No surprise you spend all your time in a van down by the river.

Where trolls belong.

#45 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-15 07:21 PM | Reply

"No surprise you spend all your time in a van down by the river.
Where trolls belong.

POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

I wasn't in a van.

Why do you lie so much?

Also this place is a very popular place for Nashville night life. (right, Americanunity?)

Stick to things you know something about. Oh wait. Being a shut in, that pretty much limits you to talking ---- and lying about stuff.

#46 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-15 07:31 PM | Reply

No surprise you spend all your time in a van down by the river.

Ha ha!!

Video results, Chris Farley as Matt Foley, motivational speaker: "I live in a van down by the river."

#47 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-15 07:48 PM | Reply

--"No surprise you spend all your time in a van down by the river.

That sounds pretty nice. Grab a lawn chair and watch the river flow. Meditate. Think about anything other than politics like you fanatics do 24/7. Fire up a grill and make some beef burgers. Hopefully one doesn't have the internet and isn't tempted to look in on the Retort to read lunatics screaming "Fox News" all day, every day.

#48 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-15 07:49 PM | Reply

www.sacbee.com
lmao, the sooner Calitopia suffers a devastating earthquake and California Bay becomes a geographical feature, the better.

#49 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-09-16 01:26 AM | Reply

The 5-7 of you conservatives left in Calitopia might be permitted refugee status after the Big One. We in flyover country won't want the rest of you -------- up the rest of this failing republic with your stupid ideas.

#50 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-09-16 01:32 AM | Reply

California tops the nation in poverty.

Strange I didnt see any threads on that.

#51 | Posted by boaz at 2019-09-16 09:55 AM | Reply

That's because they don't Mississippi does

#52 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-09-16 10:03 AM | Reply

49-50...
Glad you have such good will towards your fellow Americans. If the west coast is so bad, shouldn't you be hoping for solutions to help your fellow citizens rather than wishing them death?

#53 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-09-16 10:11 AM | Reply

www.politifact.com

#52,

TRUE: California has the nation's highest poverty rate, when factoring in cost-of-living.

Mayes, who represents parts of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, claimed the state's poverty rate is higher than any state in the nation when considering factors such as cost-of-living.

"If you look at the official poverty measure in California, we're about average with the rest of the country," Mayes said. "But if you use the supplemental poverty measure, we are in the lead. We have the highest poverty rate in the nation -- higher than New Mexico, higher than any of the southern states, Louisiana, Alabama, higher than Idaho."

Do you enjoy being ignorant?

#54 | Posted by boaz at 2019-09-16 10:15 AM | Reply

Why do you lie, Boaz...
drudge.com

#55 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-09-16 10:18 AM | Reply

Boaz you actually posted a factual response and I can admit that I was incorrect by that measure of poverty which is a reasonable measure

#56 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-09-16 10:20 AM | Reply

#55,

You are correct Tfdnhilist...

I knew that thread was there, but I forgot about it..

#57 | Posted by boaz at 2019-09-16 10:21 AM | Reply

#56,

actually Truth, when you move the metric, you can state almost anything, such as comparing it to the standard of living.

Of course, depending on your definition of "poverty", Cali isnt the poorest state...

#58 | Posted by boaz at 2019-09-16 10:22 AM | Reply

Why do you lie, Boaz... - #55 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-09-16 10:18 AM
Just to make sure you understand what's going on:
Boaz says California is #1 in poverty.
Boaz cites a link from a fact-checker showing California is #1 in poverty.
You claim that Boaz is lying and cite a different link that ALSO SHOWS CALIFORNIA IS #1 IN POVERTY.
Are you just pretending to be dumb?

#59 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-09-16 11:23 AM | Reply

Damn-it, I misread the posts. The mistake was mine. I apologize.

#60 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-09-16 01:36 PM | Reply

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