Prison Reform

Article Three: Penal Facility Transformation and Reformation

I. Federal and State Prison Reformation – Every Federal and State Penitentiary shall undergo immediate transformation and reform as follows:

a. Purpose: The burden of construction/creation, operations, and maintaining of all prison facilities should be strictly State and Federal (not private corporations), and yet the use of taxpayer funds should NOT pay for any prison facility to be constructed/created, operated, or maintained.
b. Postulate 1: Every and all current penitentiary funding from legislated taxpayer dollars shall not cease, but instead said monetary allotments shall be re-routed to fund the entirety of the Board of Incorrigibility Determination, and all corrective, remedial, and/or alternative programs as put forth in Article One and Article Two (above).
c. Postulate 2: Every Federal and State penitentiary shall henceforth be a for-profit business entity that is built, operated, and maintained by State and Federal agencies. No facility shall be privately owned and operated for corporate profits. Each facility shall adhere to a strict, uniform, highly regulated, and completely accountable commercial business code with the purposes of structuring all inmate time, providing paid labor to all inmates, and creating an overall profit for each facility from the sales of produced goods.
d. Postulate 3: Every Federal and State penitentiary shall be funded through the commercial profits of each facility and operated by Federal or State prison bureaus, and NEVER funded using any taxpayer dollars.
e. Postulate 4: All costs and expenses, salaries, and all overhead, shall be the responsibility of each prison entity and shall be subject to full disclosure of all financial activity.
f. Postulate 5: Every Federal and State for-profit operated penitentiary shall adhere to strict Federal and/or State security oversight and regulatory statutes, legal mandates, and prisoner rights laws as provided by the legislative, and shall be wholly and entirely accountable and responsible for the security of each facility, and the safety and security of the inmate body, as well as the safety and security of the public.
g. Postulate 6: Every Federal and State for-profit operated penitentiary shall employ each and every incarcerated inmate in a labor, industrial, or junior-managerial capacity for the production of goods for sale to the general public through existing commercial distribution channels.
h. Postulate 7: Every Federal and State for-profit operated penitentiary shall make every effort to develop and implement – at the time of reception and diagnostic activity or general intake – an individual and meaningful “program of incarceration and rehabilitation” that will provide a specific starting or initial job, as well as a “tailored” set of programs that makes appropriate and effective sense based upon the individual needs and assessment of each inmate.
i. Program of Incarceration and Rehabilitation: An individual and meaningful “program of incarceration and rehabilitation” might include – in addition to a paid work assignment – an educational/GED course, drug and alcohol training, psychological counseling, religious programs, vocational training, and/or any other programs that might be effective and useful, according to the individual needs and assessment of each inmate.