As America becomes more obsessed with contracting services to corporations, the crimes committed by those corporations become more commonplace. From inmate abuses in private prisons to drastic price increases from privatized water utility companies, oversights occur quicker than they can be addressed. Private foster care companies, too, have been known to commit egregious injustices with hardly any repercussions.
The MENTOR Network - an enormous for-profit foster care provider - was called to answer for its crimes against the children it was supposed to protect in 2015. In total, 86 children lost their lives because of the MENTOR Network's negligence. It was those children's misfortune that finally spurred the senate to propose legislation that could govern privatized foster care but the bill that could have been used to spare dozens of lives still hasn't been passed.
They Placed Foster Children With Sex OffendersPhoto: Billwhittaker / Wikimedia
At Least One Child Was MurderedPhoto: Mickey Lapua / YouTube
The Company Lied About Investigating The DeathsPhoto: flickr / CC0
Children Died At An Alarming Rate
There's Little The Government Could Do To Stop The InjusticesPhoto: World4Justice / WordPress
Internal Profits Were Valued More Than Children's Safety