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Via private company operating for profit?

Issue is abuse of that system not the fact that it was by a private company operating for profit. Many prisons are run by for profit enterprises as well as hospitals. The way the program is run is the important thing not the type of enterprise handling the program.

Example: Small town with "speed trap" (not a for profit business) gives out excess tickets to raise money.

I hardly think citing prisons and hospitals is a ringing endorsement of the profit motive.

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