I'll try and make this brief. Many years ago I went through a very ugly divorce. I was court ordered to pay an insane amount of child support due to many lies against me and much corruption. My kids are grown and emancipated. Over the years I struggled to pay this crazy amount of support; even working 2 and 3 jobs at a time. I've paid in the neighborhood of $260,000 while the kids (3) where growing up; yet I still owe $148,000. Anyhow, that's why I haven't been on here for close to 3 weeks. I was in jail; 2 jails actually, the 1 in the county I live in for 1 week, and close to 2 weeks in a jail 4 hours drive in another county. I've got some interesting stores to tell about the ordeal, but I'll share that another time. The main question and Op for this thread is - Jails are more and more privatized, a business, Not run by local government. They get $140 a day for each inmate from the government and they try and keep them close to capacity. A corrections officer was saying that it's not about the law anymore, it's about the corporation and making money. Also that prosecutors or attorneys that levy the charges against someone if they know they have a weak case, they will offer a plea bargain just to get you time to serve so they can make money. This CO also said that judges, if you don't take the plea bargain, will threaten to throw the book at you or give you the maximum sentence if you loose your trial. Further more, my case wasn't criminal. It was/is civil, but they twist the law and impose a criminal sentence. So essentially what are your thoughts or feelings about this whole matter as to if it's the law working properly, or is it all just a sham to generate revenue?