At the MLK Monument last Friday, I brought up private prisons.
Most of the 150 people marching to
did not know that
the Industrial Authority is helping
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) build a private prison
in Lowndes County.
Even though it would not decrease unemployment, it would compromise
public safety, and it would probably compete with local labor.
We don’t need a private prison in Lowndes County, Georgia.
Spend those tax dollars on rehabilitation and education instead.
No Private Prison —John S. Quarterman
We are the 99%,
Marching to Occupy Valdosta, Occupy Valdosta,
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 14 October 2011.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.
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