Thursday, October 22, 2015

Privatization of the US Prison System


The Criminalization of Wall Street: Will Any Exec at Goldman Sachs Go to Jail?
Note: This article was originally published in 2014.
The following infographic shows us how profitable the US prison industry is. “Between 1980 and 1994, profits went up from $392 million to $1.31 billion” dollars. As reported in The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?, inmates, mostly Blacks and Hispanics, are also being exploited by various industries:
“For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold
They don’t have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don’t like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells.”
Privatization of the US Prison System. An Infographic from

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