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[DRAFT] Banning Private Correctional Facilities

Postby Dekks » Sat May 30, 2020 12:03 pm

Banning Private Correctional Facilities

Category: Social Justice / Strength: Mild / Author: Dekks


The General Assembly,

Convinced that the purpose of correctional facilities should be security in service of the public interest, therefore discouraging repeat offenders and to perform their duties towards the public and their inmates as cost-effectively as possible amongst other objectives,

Understanding that private ownership only mandates that businesses acquire as much profit as possible and are thus not bound to the interests of the public nor their inmates.

Condemning that private correctional facilities may thus be incentivised to cut costs on beneficial programs, living conditions and staff wages, decreasing safety and being contrary to the public interest,

1. Defines a correctional facility as any facility which holds and houses individuals who have been suspected of crimes or are serving criminal sentences;

2. Further defines a " private correctional facility" as a correctional facility which is owned and/or operated by a nongovernmental corporation, a private individual, or any other private actor or actors on any level;

3. Mandates all member states, from two calendar years of this resolution's passage, to prohibit their use of private correctional facilities for the incarceration of any individuals;

4. Suggests that member states, in the case of an insufficient number of public correctional facilities may implement Section 3 of this resolution by using the power of eminent domain to transfer correctional facilities from private to public ownership;

5. Resolves that this resolution shall not be extended to any non-profit organizations which offer further integration into society or involve the individual's personal property, such as: home detention, private probation, supervised release, halfway houses, and other similar practices, in the criminal justice system;

6. Further resolves that this resolution shall not prohibit member states from working with privately owned organizations to provide correctional facilities with goods and and services, such as public utilities, nutrition, and health services, that are essential to the management and operation of correctional facilities; and

7. Proclaims that member states, with the exception of Section 3 of this resolution, may utilize private facilities and private actors for imprisonment on a temporary basis, only when necessary for the safety, health, or welfare of prisoners.


Co-authored by Ezechard
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Postby Christian Democrats » Sat May 30, 2020 12:09 pm

This proposal looks vaguely familiar.
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Dekks
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Postby Dekks » Sat May 30, 2020 12:14 pm

Yes, it is based upon the original resolution which got repealed, with the language changed up and the points the repeal brought up adressed. I asked Sierra Lyricalia and this method was ok I've heard if I haven't misintepreted that, I've also asked whether the draft here is ok now. Ezechard and I were just wondering why a concept of which the repeal of the original believed it was a good idea to get a replace effort going hasn't been replaced yet.
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Dekks
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Postby Dekks » Sat May 30, 2020 12:17 pm

Christian Democrats wrote:This proposal looks vaguely familiar.


Oh, sorry about not spotting you were the author of the original, you want to be co-author and is this what's proper when authoring a replace in general?. We're not very experienced yet in authoring.
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Postby United Massachusetts » Sat May 30, 2020 12:21 pm

This is veering significantly past the line of rebranding imo, and almost into a sort of plagiarism, if unintended. I would encourage the author to make further amendments to make this more distinctive from CD's original resolution, particularly in specific wordings.

Dekks wrote:Banning Private Correctional Facilities

Category: Social Justice / Strength: Mild / Author: Dekks


The General Assembly,

Convinced that the purpose of correctional facilities should be security in service of the public interest, therefore discouraging repeat offenders and to perform their duties towards the public and their inmates as cost-effectively as possible amongst other objectives,

Understanding that private ownership only mandates that businesses acquire as much profit as possible and are thus not bound to the interests of the public nor their inmates.

Condemning that private correctional facilities may thus be incentivised to cut costs on beneficial programs, living conditions and staff wages, decreasing safety and being contrary to the public interest,

1. Defines a correctional facility as any facility which holds and houses individuals who have been suspected of crimes or are serving criminal sentences;

2. Further defines a " private correctional facility" as a correctional facility which is owned and/or operated by a nongovernmental corporation, a private individual, or any other private actor or actors on any level;

3. Mandates all member states, from two calendar years of this resolution's passage, to prohibit their use of private correctional facilities for the incarceration of any individuals;

4. Suggests that member states, in the case of an insufficient number of public correctional facilities may implement Section 3 of this resolution by using the power of eminent domain to transfer correctional facilities from private to public ownership;

5. Resolves that this resolution shall not be extended to any non-profit organizations which offer further integration into society or involve the individual's personal property, such as: home detention, private probation, supervised release, halfway houses, and other similar practices, in the criminal justice system;

6. Further resolves that this resolution shall not prohibit member states from working with privately owned organizations to provide correctional facilities with goods and and services, such as public utilities, nutrition, and health services, that are essential to the management and operation of correctional facilities; and

7. Proclaims that member states, with the exception of Section 3 of this resolution, may utilize private facilities and private actors for imprisonment on a temporary basis, only when necessary for the safety, health, or welfare of prisoners.


Co-authored by Ezechard



Ban Private Prisons || Christian Democrats
The General Assembly,

Persuaded that prisons should aim to reduce recidivism rates and to perform their functions at the lowest possible costs to the public that are consistent with the dignity of inmates,

Recognizing that capitalism promotes and that business enterprises pursue the acquisition of repeat customers and the maximization of profits,

Deeply concerned that capitalism, in the context of prisons, creates perverse incentives to increase recidivism rates (more repeat customers) and to increase public expenditures on prisons (greater profit maximization), contrary to legitimate penological goals and the general welfare,

1. Defines a "prison" as a prison, penitentiary, jail, jailhouse, or other correctional or detention center that holds and houses, on a permanent or long-term basis, individuals who have been convicted of crimes and are serving criminal sentences;

2. Further defines a "private prison" as a prison that is entirely owned and operated or primarily owned and operated by a nongovernmental corporation, a private individual, or any other private actor or actors;

3. Requires all member states and their political subdivisions, within two calendar years of this resolution's passage and in perpetuity thereafter, to discontinue their use of private prisons for the incarceration of individuals convicted of crimes and serving criminal sentences;

4. Recommends that member states and political subdivisions, lacking a sufficient number of public prisons, implement Section 3 of this resolution by using the power of eminent domain to transfer prisons from private hands to public ownership (i.e., nationalization);

5. Clarifies that this resolution shall not be construed to extend to home detention, private probation, supervised release, halfway houses, and other similar practices, making use of private properties or private actors, in the criminal justice system;

6. Further clarifies that this resolution shall not be construed to prohibit member states and their political subdivisions from contracting with private actors for the provision to prisons of goods and services, such as public utilities, foodstuffs, and health services, that are incidental to prison ownership and operation; and

7. Declares that member states and their political subdivisions, notwithstanding Section 3 of this resolution, may use private facilities and private actors for imprisonment on a temporary basis, but only when it is necessary for the safety, health, or welfare of prisoners -- e.g., an emergency evacuation before a hurricane requires a prison warden to relocate his prison population to a private facility that is located inland.
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Postby Araraukar » Sun May 31, 2020 1:54 am

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