Arizona Governor Jan Brewer published a book on November 1, 2011, called Scorpions for Breakfast | My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border. The title of this book does not set well with me. Naturally, we are aware of her hatred towards illegals from Mexico and has affiliations with CCA (Corrections Corporation of America), a private prison industry, in order to lock up and profit from the illegals arrested due to AZ HB1070 – which has been stopped by the US DOJ as well as other Federal Courts. This portion of her book title is no surprise.
Private prisons are the biggest shame of our country – to profit off of the incarceration of people. No other country in the world makes any type of profit from their prisons. But here, the value of stocks depend upon the number of people locked up in our private prisons.
Now, Louisiana now holds the world record as the state imprisons more people per capita than any other state or country in the world, with one out of every 86 adults behind bars. Its rate of incarceration is three times higher than Iran’s and 10 times higher than Germany’s.