Britain’s first 2000 head super jail at Wrexham set to make big money for corporations

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Since the first private jail was ushered in in 1992 by Ken Clarke, then as home secretary, the results have been mixed – some private prisons have proved innovative and successful while others have been criticised for their high staff turnover, tendency to cut corners and weaknesses in security. According to the National Audit Office, the relative inexperience of staff means that some private prisons can struggle to create a safe environment for prisoners. Private prison contracts in England and Wales are shared between just three companies: Serco, Sodexo and G4S. Overall the costs of private prisons per place are higher than public prisons for most types of establishment. Despite this, the average ratio of prison staff to prisoners is usually lower in private prisons, and staff generally receive a lower level of basic pay than their public sector colleagues.Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) have typically been used to cover the design, construction,financing and management of new build prisons. The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling, has announced plans to expand the prison estate with the construction of new prison capacity, including a new 2,000 place super-prison in Wrexham and four new houseblocks at existing prisons, alongside the closure of six existing smaller prisons, to save £63m a year. 4

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New criminal court charge creates ‘unacceptable pressure to plead guilty’

http://www.legalvoice.org.uk/2015/08/05/new-criminal-court-charge-creates-unacceptable-pressure-to-plead-guilty/

A controversial new mandatory court charge imposed on defendants found guilty on trial has led to a mass exodus from the magistracy. It has only been three months since rules were changed so that defendants can now be charged up to £1200 and it has been reported that up to 30 Magistrates have resigned in protest to a charge that has been imposed on a homeless man stealing a can of Red Bull and a teenager stealing sweets. This article first appeared on www.thejusticegap.comhere.

US judge receives 28-year jail term for his role in kids-for-cash kickbacks

 

An American judge known for his harsh and autocratic courtroom manner was jailed for 28 years for conspiring with private prisons to hand young offenders maximum sentences in return for kickbacks amounting to millions of dollars.

Mark Ciavarella Jnr was ordered to pay $1.2m (£770,000) in restitution after he was found to be a “figurehead” in the conspiracy that saw thousands of children unjustly punished in the name of profit in the case that became known as “kids for cash”.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by the former Luzerne County judge between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Ciavarella Jnr, 61, was tried and convicted of racketeering charges earlier this year but his lawyers had asked for a “reasonable” sentence, claiming that he had already been punished enough.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-judge-receives-28year-jail-term-for-his-role-in–kidsforcash-kickbacks-8598147.html

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17 Responses to “Britain’s first 2000 head super jail at Wrexham set to make big money for corporations”

  1. Lynn says:

    The American dream way… All owned by the Jews. They want us all locked up and incarcerated. Didn’t work over there and it wont work here. Big business interests again.

  2. Dogman says:

    Agreed Lynn.
    The prison-industrial complex is so out of control that private prisons have the sheer audacity to order states to keep beds full or face their wrath with stiff financial penalties, according to reports. Private prisons in some states have language in their contracts that state if they fall below a certain percentage of capacity that the states must pay the private prisons millions of dollars, lest they face a lawsuit for millions more.

    And guess what? The private prisons, which are holding cash-starved states hostage, are getting away with it, says advocacy group, In the Public Interest.

    In the Public Interest has reviewed more than 60 contracts between private prison companies and state and local governments across the country, and found language mentioning “quotas” for prisoners in nearly two-thirds of those contracts reviewed. Those quotas can range from a mandatory occupancy of, for example, 70 percent occupancy in California to up to 100 percent in some prisons in Arizona.

    More here:
    http://ww w.democraticunderground.com/1016125318

  3. Lynn says:

    Dogman… We all know how this works.! They simply play to a copy book. People are used as comodities. Well thanks to the whistleblowers and the ones with morals we are being educated. The whole thing is just so transparent now. Not everyone can be bought. You cant eat money and that is a fact.

  4. GNJ says:

    “Lynn says: The American dream way… All owned by the Jews. They want us all locked up and incarcerated. Didn’t work over there and it wont work here. Big business interests again.

    Reply 8 Aug 2015 9:01 pm Dogman says:
    Agreed Lynn.”

    And you claim you are not an anti-Semite, Dogman? Wouldn’t the clients of you ‘dog training’ business that you advertise online be very interested to know of your vile Neo-Nazi views?

    • Lynn says:

      What a shill. Antisemite is a non starter. That old chestnut blown away. Just look at what the semites have done to humanity. Game over and we are coming for you bloody Satanists and kiddy fiddlers. Tick bloody tock. Scum.

      • GNJ says:

        Lynn, as a person of partly Jewish heritage I find both your anti-Semitism and your threats towards me very offensive.

      • Dogman says:

        Lynn, I got this info from a lady in the US:
        The US Drug Enforcement Adminstration (DEA)’s manuals on how to construct false chains of evidence have been leaked.

        This is how the set-up happens. This is how they train the police. This information is shared all over the world, just not to people like you and me.

        Here’s the story:
        http://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2014/0 … olice.html

      • sovereigntea says:

        @ GNJ Do you condemn as antisemetic terrorism the recent holocaust of a Palestinian ( semite ) baby burned to death in a Israeli settler attack. Do you condemn the other 120 anti-semetic terror attacks against semetic Palestinians as cited in a recent UN report.

        If not the you are hoisted by your own logical petard and exposed for all to see as an hypocritical anti-semite and holocaust denier.

        Even the IDF blames ‘Jewish terrorists’

        “This attack against Palestinian civilians is a barbaric act of terrorism,” IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner tweeted soon after the attack. Forces combed the area in an attempt to find the perpetrators.
        read more: http://www.haaretz.com/beta/1.668871

    • ferryt says:

      Ah yes antisemitism.

      It’s a trick!

      From the horses mouth:

      https://youtu.be/jUGVPBO9_cA

    • Dogman says:

      Ah, Team Outlaw rears it’s ugly head. I was agreeing with Lynn about the Prison -Industrial complex, which I think should have been obvious since I didn’t mention the Jews, but I wondered if you’d take the bait, lol! I don’t have a dog training business you moron. Do you think I have time to train dogs. Don’t bring your trolling to this site. You lot made up that rubbish and posted it on some obscure blog, along with the other blog that included my full name and pic.
      Ask Stacey Spivey about my Neo-Nazi views, as she’s jewish!
      Apologies Henry and everybody else..

  5. Lynn says:

    You have over used this for long enough. Start speaking out about the crimes that the mossad and nutty yahoo have committed read operation paper clip. Learn what has been done in your name. I am not antisimetic you are. What is Jewish it is not even a race it is a made up religion. Israel have got the world under a racist nightmare. We are all up on the whole shitty set up. Millions killed for a complete fake apartheid ilegal state. You are anti semite. Fact.

  6. Lynn says:

    Oh and I am jewish desent too. I am not getting into an abusive argument. You threw the first insult. I don’t intend to feed this insulting attack.

  7. ferryt says:

    I really want to know how many people we need to lock up.

    Tender for contract. not.

  8. Lynn says:

    Profits first feryt. When they call the tune our laws jump. We are under occupation by the neo-nazi’s. Never forget that. 😉

  9. Dogman says:

    Judge Mark A. Ciavarella, was one of two Pennsylvania judges who was paid bribes by a private prison contractor to send black children to prison and keep the for-profit prisons full. Ciavarella, who once sent an African-American child to jail for three months for posting negative comments about her assistant principal on MySpace, has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. He was convicted of racketeering, and has been stripped of his state pension.

    But after a federal investigation, it was discovered that Ciavarella and his colleague, Judge Michael Conahan, received more than $2.6 million from privately run youth centers owned by PA Child Care. In 2011, Ciavarella was convicted of racketeering and sentenced to 28 years in prison. He was also forced to pay $1 million in restitution.

    Once Ciavarella was convicted, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed out 4,000 convictions issued by the judge.

    Ciavarella appealed to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to have his 28-year sentence overturned. On July 25, the court denied his request.

    Michael Conahan, a former jurist in Luzerne County, was sentenced on Friday to 210 months in custody by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik II. Conahan was also ordered to pay $874,000 in restitution.

    (hat tip to shell568 for the info)

  10. Dogman says:

    In 2010, there were 853,839 marijuana arrests in the U.S. Same year, two private prison companies made nearly $3 billion locking people up.

    Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/which-is … mlieHZK.99

    As most of us know, what happens there tends to happen here…eventually.

  11. john says:

    I hope Ken Clark is its first inmate..!!!

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