Having a chat with a mate over a beer about the prison system. Neither of us have any real experience of it (Apart from 30 mins in Browning Barracks for "Not lifting your arms" when marching ) We were thinking about privatisation. Could it work? Could each prisoner become financially viable? Could short term prisoners work 8 hours a day in prison factories making the stuff we import from China? Could long term prisoners be trained and sold on at a profit? Could the cleverer ones form an 'Information Hub' providing advice to companies cheaply? Could call centres, computer graphic content, data imput, even many blue collar jobs be outsourced to a cheap labour pool? Would the prisoners rise to the challenge (With incentives), or rebel? We are not talking concentration camps here, but training, help and future prospects. There are many problems and issues, but could it work? and if so, how?