Tagged: prison industrial complex
In a complete distortion of free-market economics, the phone companies that secure contracts with prisons are often the ones that charge more than their competitors.
We visited Gerardo Hernandez at a maximum-security prison in Victorville, CA - as new court filings show the U.S. government paid Miami-based journalists to file negative stories about the Cuban Five.
Mere facts and logic can't compete for influence with the money and clout of the Prison-Industrial complex.
We went through this exercise once before with Prohibition.
We visited Gerardo Hernandez for the fifth time and, as usual, his spirits seemed higher than ours despite the fact that he resides in a maximum-security federal prison.
Prisoners, some as young as 13, are being brutalized in facilities owned by private companies that exist solely to turn a profit.
We are witnessing a systemic recasting of education priorities that gives official structure and permanence to a preexisting underclass comprised largely of criminalized poor black and brown people.
This practice, banned in most of the world, is common in the United States.