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Should government allow privatized prisons?

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Background


The prison building industry is booming. Should the government allow privatized prisons?
 

Arguments For


Criminals will always be around. Private builders will allow for better manufacturing competition and thus cheaper taxes.
Privatized prison builders have strong ethics and morals that prevent them from wanting greater profits. If they could decrease crime and bankrupt themselves, they would do it.

Arguments Against


Private prison building creates a profit-motivated incentive for more prisoners and thus more crime.

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Absurd. Companies that actually have an incentive to increase crime. Just say no to private prisons. - thorie (twitter) vote up image vote down image 0
 
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