Tagged: prison industrial complex
As we focus on a particularly appalling human rights problem within its own context, we must remember the old labor slogan that 'an injury to one is an injury to all.'
The logical fix would require putting more money and effort into securing jobs, transitional housing, and drug treatment for ex-offenders.
A focus on the impact of mass incarceration on communities and the larger society.
A public education event giving first hand perspectives and experiences of incarcerated persons while they are on "the inside."
Now that most Americans support the legalization of marijuana, some Republicans back the right of states to stop banning it.
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.