And privately-owned prisons like those of the CCA? Shit like that should be illegal, as it's pretty much within PMC-territory.
Don't judge PMC's with such a broad brush just because the only publicity they have is negative publicity.
Anyhow, I agree that healthcare, prisons, and the law should not be "for-profit" systems, that's completely counterproductive to the goal and purpose of those institutions.
I don't, however, have any real sympathy for "victims" of the war on drugs.
Don't do drugs, don't go to jail, have extra money in your pocket. That's a win/win right there, I don't see the conflict.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.