Prison For Sale, Cheap
Since the economic downturn hit in the fall of 2008, many states have found that the “war on crime” is too expensive. They have enacted programs to reduce the use of incarceration. In addition, more effective policing and the aging of the “baby boomer” generation has resulted in a general decline in crime rates. As a result, states like New York are closing some of the same prisons that they were struggling to find space in just a few years ago.
The problem is that there are few buyers. The facilities for sale are elaborate to the point of esoteric. I mean, who really needs a piggery? Maybe we can use it as a home for retired politicians, if we can get them to retire.