I commend Florida Atlantic University students for their stance on the blood money that those who want to privatize Florida prisons offered the university. The privatizers are money-hungry investors without the slightest interest in prison reform. They see the Florida system, where parole is just a word, not an action, as a lucrative market. Studies show that privatizing prisons does not save the state money, nor does it result in prison reform.
This social protest by FAU students is reminiscent of the progress of the 1960s when college students led this country toward “a more perfect union.”
Gilbert L. Raiford, North Miami