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  1. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    19 Apr '11 06:50
    Judges Plead Guilty in Scheme to Jail Youths for Profit

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/us/13judge.html?_r=1&em

    Do you know of any similar practices?
  2. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    19 Apr '11 09:28
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Judges Plead Guilty in Scheme to Jail Youths for Profit

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/us/13judge.html?_r=1&em

    Do you know of any similar practices?
    No, I don't.

    But I think you have just made a splendid argument for 'good, old-fashioned, inefficient' jury trials.
  3. 19 Apr '11 10:04
    Originally posted by spruce112358
    No, I don't.

    But I think you have just made a splendid argument for 'good, old-fashioned, inefficient' jury trials.
    Or perhaps a splendid argument against privately run detention centers.
  4. 19 Apr '11 11:08
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Judges Plead Guilty in Scheme to Jail Youths for Profit

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/us/13judge.html?_r=1&em

    Do you know of any similar practices?
    Yes. It happens all over the U.S. especially in the South. This is standard procedure and a common practice. The only way around it is to pay serious cash for a lawyer who is in cahoots with the Judge and pays him off. Other than that you are screwed!
  5. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    19 Apr '11 11:15
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Yes. It happens all over the U.S. especially in the South. This is standard procedure and a common practice. The only way around it is to pay serious cash for a lawyer who is in cahoots with the Judge and pays him off. Other than that you are screwed!
    Convict labor hey! Well it worked for Australia why not the US
    South?
  6. 19 Apr '11 11:21
    Originally posted by kmax87
    Convict labor hey! Well it worked for Australia why not the US
    South?
    The chain gang is alive and well here!
  7. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    19 Apr '11 16:48
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Or perhaps a splendid argument against privately run detention centers.
    Because there is no such thing as corruption in government?
  8. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    19 Apr '11 17:07
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Yes. It happens all over the U.S. especially in the South. This is standard procedure and a common practice. The only way around it is to pay serious cash for a lawyer who is in cahoots with the Judge and pays him off. Other than that you are screwed!
    Isn't it slavery?
  9. 19 Apr '11 18:01
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Isn't it slavery?
    for once you and I agree on something
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    19 Apr '11 18:31
    Prisons are farms? That's a good way of looking at it. We are reaping what we sow.
  11. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    19 Apr '11 18:33
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Judges Plead Guilty in Scheme to Jail Youths for Profit

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/us/13judge.html?_r=1&em

    Do you know of any similar practices?
    It's the Prison-Industrial Complex. Prisons have become big business.
  12. 19 Apr '11 18:34
    we could just drop them all off on an arctic island with parkas and bean plants.
  13. 19 Apr '11 19:49
    Originally posted by spruce112358
    Because there is no such thing as corruption in government?
    Sure there is. But if you don't pay whoever is running the detention center for locking up more youths or for whatever they are doing when inside, then where is the incentive to be corrupt?
  14. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    19 Apr '11 19:51
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    we could just drop them all off on an arctic island with parkas and bean plants.
    A Brief History of Australia
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhY9PBceqYY
  15. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    19 Apr '11 20:28
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Prisons are farms? That's a good way of looking at it. We are reaping what we sow.
    That's very witty AThousandYoung.
    I shall recommend your post for you.