Originally Posted by mr ploppy
Japanese tax payers must be dancing in the streets at the thought of paying for all those millions of extra prison places they'll need. I can see America copying the idea though, they run their prisons at a profit.
A profit? Which America is that one, clearly not the one here on planet Earth.
To run at a profit, the prisoners would have to earn more than it costs to keep them. That does not happen. Private prisons are still paid for out of taxes.