The Palm Beach Post’s Dec. 5 headline “Inmates Saving Money For Local Municipalities” demonstrates why Florida deserves a big congratulations. Florida found a cleaner, less guilt-ridden way to brag about slavery.
With one of the highest inmate populations in the United States, and with so many people unjustly being jailed for 20 years or more for non-violent crimes committed without a weapon, and other offenses, Florida’s for-profit prisons have not only turned huge profits for its investors, but also provided an endless supply of slaves.
Also, let’s give a big thanks to all those judges and investors who make sure these profit prisons are filled to capacity, and mostly with brown-skinned inmates and women of all shades. Hooray, Florida! You sly old dog. You actually found a way to sanitize the long-standing slavery, whether in the big-ag fields or in municipalities.
I feel much better now knowing that prejudice is gone. I’m going to run off to church now to light a candle and tell Jesus all about it.
Jude Smallwood, Royal Palm Beach