Sunday, October 4, 2009

Privatized Police to collect Prisoners for Privatized Jails

Privatized Police to collect Prisoners
for Privatized Jails

As the prison slave trade grows from it's current level of
2.3 million people, and the privatization of prisons continues,
private prisons, and the thug police that collect it's victims,
will come to be viewed as a saviour for cash strapped city
budgets. The city of Hardin MT, did not have many police.
Naturally, the new private prison was not filled to capacity.
Solution... New private police force, to collect the youth
that do not go to war.

By Nick Lough
BILLINGS - American Police Force officials showed up in Mercedes SUV's that had "Hardin Police" stenciled on the vehicles. The twist, the city of Hardin doesn't have a police department.

Two Rivers Authority officials say having APF patrol the streets was never part of their agenda. "I have no idea. I really don't because that's not been a part of any of the discussions we've had with any of them," said Two Rivers Authority's Al Peterson.

As it stands now the Big Horn County Sheriff's Department is contracted to patrol the city and APF has no jurisdiction. If that was changed Peterson says it would have to go through the city council.

As for the jail contract with APF, both sides are yet to agree to a deal as bondholders rejected it again on Thursday morning. "It's a complicated issue there are a lot of tax laws to work through we were hoping to get it by Tuesday night now we're hoping to get it by Friday night," said Peterson.

Officials say the contract only deals with the detention facility and a police training center. There's no mention of a homeless shelter, animal shelter, or any services for the area.

"That was never in the contract to begin with. I think it was on a wish list of what Captain Michael wanted to do here," said Peterson. American Police Force officials plan to stay in the area for the next month.

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