A Single Voice Project
“A SINGLE VOICE PROJECT” it's the official name of the petition sponsored by: The National Public Service Council To Abolish Private Prisons (NPSCTAPP) THIS PETITION SEEKS TO ABOLISH ALL PRIVATE PRISONS IN THE UNITED STATES, (or any place subject to its jurisdiction). The National Public Service Council To Abolish Private Prisons (NPSCTAPP) is a non-profit grass roots organization driven by a single objective. We want the United States Congress to immediately rescind all state and federal contracts that permit private "for profit" prisons to exist in the United States, or in any place subject to its jurisdiction. We understand that the problems that currently plague our government, its criminal justice system and in particular, the state & federal bureau of prisons (and most correctional and rehabilitation facilities) are massive. However, it is our solemn belief, that the solutions for prison reform “whatever” they are will remain unattainable and virtually impossible as long as private prisons for profit are permitted to operate in America. Prior to this past week, and the fiasco of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, and Lehman Brothers, the NPSCTAPP always felt compelled to highlight the “moral bottom line” when it came to corrections and privatization, despite the fact that we were confounded by the reality that our government has allowed our justice system to be operated by private interests. The NPSCTAPP philosophy has always been that “justice” should not be for sale at any price. It is our belief that the inherent and most fundamental responsibility of the criminal justice system should not be shirked, or “jobbed-out.” This is not the same as privatizing the post office or some trash pick up service in the community. There has to be a loss of meaning and purpose when an inmate looks at a guard’s uniform and sees one that says, “Atlas Prison Corporation.” Let’s assume that the real danger of privatization is not some innate inhumanity on the part of its practitioners but rather the added financial incentives that reward inhumanity. The same logic that motivates companies to operate prisons more efficiently also encourages them to cut corners at the expense of workers, prisoners and the public. Every penny they do not spend on food, medical care or training for guards is a dime they can pocket. What happens when the dimes pocketed are not enough for the shareholders Who will bailout the private prison industry when they hold the government and the American people hostage with the threat of financial failure…“bankruptcy” What was unimaginable a week ago merits serious consideration today. It’s time to restore the principles and the vacated promise of our judicial system. John F. Kennedy said, “The time to repair the roof is while the sun is shining.” Well, the sun may not be shining but, it’s not a bad time to begin repair on a dangerous roof that is certain to fall... -because, “Incarcerating people for profit is, in a word WRONG.” There is an urgent need for the good people of this country to emerge from the shadows of cynicism, indifference, apathy and those other dark places that we migrate to when we are overwhelmed by frustration and the loss of hope. It is our hope that you will support the NPSCTAPP with a show of solidarity by signing our petition, which seeks to send one million signatures to the United States Congress expressing the will of the people to abolish the private prison for profit industry in the United States of America. I sign this petition in support of the United States Congress immediately implementing legislative measures to perform the necessary judicial steps and other procedures of policy to abolish the private prison for profit industry in the United States of America.