Saturday, April 20, 2024
  Slave Labor in U.S. Prisons  
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From: Global Research
– by Sara Flounders

Prisoners earning 23 cents an hour in U.S. federal prisons are manufacturing high-tech electronic components for Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missiles, launchers for TOW (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) anti-tank missiles, and other guided missile systems. A March article by journalist and financial researcher Justin Rohrlich of World in Review is worth a closer look at the full implications of this ominous development.

Read more: The Pentagon and Slave Labor in U.S. Prisons

  By the Numbers  

From: ProPublica – by Suevon Lee

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The growth of the private detention industry has long been a subject of scrutiny. A recent eight-part series in the New Orleans Times-Picayune chronicled how more than half of Louisiana’s 40,000 inmates are housed in prisons run by sheriffs or private companies as part of a broader financial incentive scheme. The detention business goes beyond just criminal prisoners.

Read more: By the Numbers: The U.S.’s Growing For-Profit Detention Industry

  Are You The Next Prisoner?  

From: Whiskey and Gunpowder

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The United States is home to a gigantic socialist sector, larger and with a greater reach than any in the world, and it is fed by tax dollars and managed entirely by the government. Strangely, the opponents of socialized medicine and socialized industry don’t complain about it. In fact, all throughout the 1980s and 1990s, they urged its expansion.

It is called the prison system. It’s a fairly new system, but the cruelties of similar systems are so famed throughout history that they are spoken of by the Psalmist: “For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise his own people who are prisoners.”

Read more: Are You The Next Prisoner?

  Facebook Caves to the PIC  

A Blow to Prisoners' Rights

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From: Counterpunch – by Kenneth E. Hartman – August 18. 2011

In a decision setting back prisoners' rights and helping to advance the interests of prison bureaucrats and their guard union allies, Facebook announced plans to work with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to shut down pages set up for prisoners. Spokespersons for the Department claimed that prisoners were using their Facebook pages to "stalk victims" and "conduct illegal activities," and that this was all related to the increased incidence of cell phones found inside the prisons.

What a load of crap!

Read more: Facebook Caves to the Prison-Industrial-Complex


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