As states continue to hand over expensive prisons to for-profit companies, it is the prisoners who suffer and the stockholders who gain. That needs to change. But money talks. Currently, the East Mississippi Correctional Facility proves the point. But last week, it was the New Orleans jails. In Mississippi, mentally ill are locked behind steel doors and left–alone for days and weeks. A class-action lawsuit contends the inmates have resorted to burning mattresses just to get an official to enter and care for a sick or injured inmate.