An amendment to the Criminal Procedural Law passed in the NPC recently and all the gubbermint really has to say about it to the rest of the world is that this is the first time they've added a clause "respecting human rights" to a legal document besides the Constitution.
Big fucking deal, eh?
interesting that there would be a market for such a prison
I think that's very much on the point, thanks.
Tell us about it.
I have to question the fundamental legality of this endeavor: sorting prisoners into an institution according to ethnicity.
We still occasionally apologize to the Nips for doing that during The War.
Prehaps I gave the impression it was designed for Chinese
Perhaps you called it "a private prison designed for Chinese white collar criminals" and I am supposed to be left with some other impression besides the literal one.
One of the reasons I declined the position was because of it is illegal
Good on ya, mate, but I'm pretty sure even a private for-profit prison facility will nonetheless require some degree of public certification (i.e. a bachelor's in criminal justice at a minimum, if the requirements of state correctional facilities are any indicator) as a requisite qualification for an administrative position like "assistant warden".
Perhaps you meant to give the impression that you were offered a consulting job and you refused it because you'd be forced to interact with Chinese white collar criminals and American corrections officers on a daily basis.
You can say this without offending anyone. Go on. Try.
Well, there was some speculation - ridiculed at the time - that the proposed border fence that would separate Mexico from the rest of the US was more about keeping Americans in, than Mexicans out. Doesn't seem so far fetched now.
separate Mexico from the rest of the US
rest of the US
implying Mexico is part of the US
I think that "speculation" was meant to ridicule the very premise of constructing a border fence that would wreck the economy by cutting off America's supply to cheap and exploitable grey-market labor.
It makes you wonder to what extent the Prison-Industrial Complex has infiltrated the judicial system too.
Here is a prominent example of the type of collusion you're talking about (as seen on Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story)
Speaking of drugs, I'm looking forward to Central and South America less politely asking their upstairs neighbor to turn down that racket. The War on Drugs, that is.
You're a good guy, @Lee. I'd probably have taken that gig for the same reasons I'd take any rent-a-cracker gig offered to me in the mainland: better me than someone else.
I would be like a left-wing version of Watchmen's Rorschach, all: "I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with me." Except I'd say it to the corrections officers who called me a nerd in university.