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The Prison-Industrial Complex

This group is dedicated to spreading awareness on the mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual effects of the Prison-Industrial Complex; as it relates to the war on drugs and the Military Industrial Complex.

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The Prison Industrial Complex explained

It is a sick and twisted eugenics initiative, that utilizes slave labor, as a mechanism to subsidize megalomaniacal oligarchs. A consortium of multi-national corporations participate in this sharade of justice. The War on Drugs was created to do the same thing prohibition did: to control the market. This is no humanitarian effort,this is genocide at its finest. Take a look at this video for an introduction to this issue:

 

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Our $39 Billion Incarceration Epidemic Explained in One Infographic

Started by Tara May 29, 2014. 0 Replies

If someone asks you what America does better than the rest of the world, a few things may come quickly to mind: high tech, entertainment, energy and fast food, for example. But there's another answer that's less cheery: The U.S. leads the world in imprisoning people. For petty crime, drug offenses or violence, no other nation in the world puts more people per capita behind bars than we do. When you add up federal, state and local prisons, immigration detention centers, juvenile facilities, military prisons, and Native American-run facilities, the U.S. has 2.4 million people locked up, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. For perspective, that's 1.5 times as many people per capita as the Russian Federation imprisons. States take the biggest haul, with 1.4 million prisoners, followed by local jails and, bringing up the rear, the federal government.…Continue

Tags: epidemic, US, incarceration, complex, industrial

The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?

Started by truth. Last reply by Ra Jan 5, 2014. 3 Replies

By Vicky PelaezHuman rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance. 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.There are approximately 2 million inmates in state, federal and private prisons throughout the country. According to California Prison Focus, “no other society in human history has…Continue

The American prison system is so massive that its estimated turnover of $74 billion eclipses the GDP of 133 nations.

Started by truth Jun 20, 2013. 0 Replies

The American prison system is so massive that its estimated turnover of $74 billion eclipses the GDP of 133 nations.Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:45 PMThe American prison system is massive. So massive that its estimated turnover of $74 billion eclipses the GDP of 133 nations. What is perhaps most unsettling about this fun fact is that it is the American taxpayer who foots the bill, and is increasingly padding the pockets of publicly traded corporations like Corrections Corporation of America and GEO Group. Combined both companies generated over $2.53 billion in revenue in 2012, and represent more than half of the private prison business. So what exactly makes the business of incarcerating Americans so lucrative? http://xrepublic.tv/node/3882Continue

Detained immigrants released; officials cite sequester cuts

Started by ĦƟǁÿWʘʘt! Feb 26, 2013. 0 Replies

'SEQUESTRATION' LIBERATION Detained immigrants released; officials cite sequester cutsImmigration officials announced the release of hundreds of detained immigrants Tuesday. (John Moore / Getty Images / February 26, 2013)By Kathleen HennesseyFebruary 26, 2013, 1:47 p.m.WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have released “several hundred” immigrants from deportation centers across the country, saying the move is an effort to cut costs ahead of budget cuts due to hit later this week. Announcing the news Tuesday, ICE officials said that the immigrants were released under supervision and continue to face deportation. After reviewing hundreds of cases, those released were considered low-risk and “noncriminal,” officials said. The…Continue

Profiting From Human Misery... 'The United States, from 1970 to 2005, increased its prison population by about 700 percent'

Started by Tara Feb 18, 2013. 0 Replies

By Chris HedgesMarela, an undocumented immigrant in her 40s, stood outside the Elizabeth Detention Center in Elizabeth, N.J., on a chilly afternoon last week. She was there with a group of protesters who appear at the facility’s gates every year on Ash Wednesday to decry the nation’s immigration policy and conditions inside the center. She was there, she said, because of her friend Evelyn Obey.Obey, 40, a Guatemalan and the single mother of a 12-year-old and a 6-year-old, was picked up in an immigration raid as she and nine other undocumented workers walked out of an office building they cleaned in Newark, N.J. Her two children instantly lost their only parent. She languished in detention. Another family took in the children, who never saw their mother again. Obey died in jail in 2010 from, according to the sign Villar had hung on her neck, “pulmonary thromboembolism, chronic bronchiolitis and emphysema and remote cardiac Ischemic…Continue

Tags: for-profit-prisons, ACLU, population, prisons, prison-industrial-complex

Woman Imprisoned for Life for Minor Drug Offense; Banking Giant Immune to Justice for Massive Drug Laundering

Started by Tara. Last reply by J. Patriot Dec 19, 2012. 1 Reply

Glenn Greenwald: Woman Imprisoned for Life for Minor Drug Offense; Banking Giant Immune to Justice for Massive Drug LaunderingJustice is dead in America.December 17, 2012  |  Asia-focused bank HSBC said on Tuesday it would pay US authorities a record $1.92 billion to settle allegations of money laundering that were said to have helped Mexican drug cartels, terrorists and Iran.Like this article?Join our email list:Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email.The US is the world's largest prison state, imprisoning more of its citizens than any nation on earth, both in  absolute numbers andproportionally. It imprisons people for longer periods of time, more mercilessly, and for more trivial transgressions …Continue

Tags: laundering, injustice, banks, prohibition, drug

The Prison System Expands at Frightening Pace Following Declaration of War on Drugs

Started by truth Oct 30, 2012. 0 Replies

Sean Kerrigan, Contributor Activist PostIn the early 1970s, the prison population in the United States was small and was steadily falling relative to the size of the population. Experts imagined that in a few decades, the prison system as we know it could be successfully dismantled, but that began to change after President Nixon began the War on Drugs in 1971, resulting in a huge influx of convicts.The massive increase in prisoners has given rise to what some call the Prison Industrial Complex. Like its cousin, the Military Industrial Complex, government policy and spending continues to make private involvement in the prison system very lucrative. Taxpayer money is transferrehttp://www.activistpost.com/2012/10/the-prison-system-runs-amok-expands-at.htmlContinue

Brad Pitt's New Docu: Prison Industrial Complex (Makers Of Why We Fight)

Started by truth Oct 23, 2012. 0 Replies

The House I Live In Official Trailer #1 (2012) Drugs Documentary Movie As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. Over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications.While recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse as a…Continue

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Amnesty International Denounces Torture in California Prisons --An interview with Tessa Murphy

Started by Justin A Horne Oct 22, 2012. 0 Replies

“California Department of Corrections/PBSP-SHU policies and practices, have violated our human rights and subjected us to torture – for the purpose of coercing inmates into becoming informants against other inmates, etc., for the state,” writes one prisoner held in solitary at California’s infamous supermax Pelican Bay State Prison. This excerpt of his letter to the internationally renowned human rights organization, Amnesty International, is featured in Amnesty’s new report on the use of prolonged solitary confinement inside California’s ‘Security Housing Units’ (SHUs), entitled The Edge of Endurance: Conditions in California’s Security Housing Units.Read More HereContinue

Private Prison Management Company Offering To Buy Prisons For 90% Occupancy Rate

Started by Tara. Last reply by Tara Sep 13, 2012. 3 Replies

Private purchasing of prisons locks in occupancy rates By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAYWASHINGTON – At a time when states are struggling to reduce bloated prison populations and tight budgets, a private prison management company is offering to buy prisons in exchange for various considerations, including a controversial guarantee that the governments maintain a 90% occupancy rate for at least 20 years.The $250 million proposal, circulated by the Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America to prison officials in 48 states, has been blasted by some state officials who suggest such a program could pressure criminal justice officials to seek harsher sentences to maintain the contractually required occupancy rates."You don't want a prison system operating with the goal of maximizing profits," says Texas state Sen. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat and advocate for reducing prison populations through less costly diversion programs. "The only thing worse is that this seeks to take…Continue

Tags: NWO, complex, industrial, private, prisons

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Comment by truth on March 1, 2012 at 8:04pm

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Comment by Exposure on February 12, 2012 at 12:41pm

 

Winson Green prison

Here in the UK, show assume it the same in the US, and Europe at least, where many a Freemasons, with the help of their buddies in power, love to assets strip a country of its rich resources, by “pretending” these industries are losing money etc..  If that was the case, - then what madman would ‘buy into’ such as industry, - the same as, - why would a person spend millions on a political campaign when the end result lands you with a job that pays a wage that would take a lifetime to recoup your initial investment?  They do it because they know once they’re in the seat of power, they can set about raiding the treasury and handing out all those lucrative government contracts to their Masoinc mates.  As isn’t it also funny how these ‘losing money’ companies and industries soon turnout the be among the biggest money earners on the planet, oil, gas, electric, water etc. - The next two biggest guaranteed money earners are the NHS, and the Prison/Criminal industry, prisons, courts, judges, barristers, solicitors, prison officers and the police etc.  Presently we have in excess of 80, 000 prisoners, whom have been turned into a product, whom without this “product”, thousands would be out of work and pocket, billions of pounds would be lost, - so it obvious that it’s in all of their interests to keep it forever going.  And this is yet just another reason as to why they and their chums in SERCO, are wanting to get their greedy little trotters on the manufacturing side of the “product”, and privatise the prisons, - just imagine the masses of lucrative contracts there are to be had.  80,000 prisoners, that’s 24,000 meals every day, envisage sorting out your mate’s with the meat, bread, potatoes, rice, vegetables, eggs or milk contracts, - that’s a lot of dosh.  Then don’t forget all those uniforms for all those thousands of prisoners and prison officers, then we have the beds, the bedding, the cups, the plastic cutlery, your stainless steel trays, and the millions of pounds worth of equipment to kit out the kitchens, - or to supply the TV’s, the desks, hotplates, computers, fax machines and photocopiers etc., to also go alongside with the army of administration staff etc., - and this ladies and gentleman, is the “only reason” they are wanting to privatise the prisons, don’t believe all the bullshit these Masonic politicians such as Ken Clarke tells the press whilst in between posh lunches and naps, - as they know there’s billons of guaranteed tax payers money to be had.   

     Many buildings both ancient and modern are deliberately designed in a representation of the famous Masonic pillars; Boaz and Jachin, [see photo above] and with the pommels or balls which are actually called chapiters at the top of the pillars.  The intentional feature subtly speaks volumes as it’s lets you know who designed it, built it, and the kind of people who work in it, and more importantly who controls and runs what it after all represents.   Many a prison has this kind of attribute and aspect to its facade, and many lower level Freemasons, are also prison officers.  I’ve told you the ‘high level’ Freemasons are wanting to buy ‘certain’ prisons, as they don’t want the run down Victorian shitholes that need millions of pounds spent on them in renovations, - so are only interested in the nice new shiny ones, just like Winson Green, Birmingham.  Take a look at my photo section, and you’ll see what I mean. 

Comment by Nikki on January 25, 2012 at 1:49pm
Comment by Maria De Wind on December 18, 2011 at 7:33am

Proof Obama will sign NDAA 1031 Citizen Imprisonment Law in a few days

The Lying Marxie Kenyan Usurper Alien Cockroach and his Administration of Marxie infiltrators have declared war on The People of America. Even pie-in-the-sky Socialist pipe-dreamers (like Sen. Levin) had better wake up pronto, because NO ONE is save from the suspicions of a totalitarianist dictator. The ones who ought MOST fear this legislation are the 'useful idiots' who've become adept in accumulating political power to this gang in the White House; because it's that very capacity which will pose the greatest possible source for oppostiion. You WILL be betrayed. You WILL be 'eliminated'. This pattern is ALWAYS followed by these sorts of sociopaths.

Comment by Maria De Wind on December 18, 2011 at 7:23am

Cops get caught planting dope on suspect after being pulled over for other violation.

Comment by Anonymiss Express on November 13, 2011 at 5:04pm

The Canadian Press (not US, but VERY close)

EDMONTON — Alberta is trying to recruit 400 new guards and other correctional workers to help staff a mega-jail being built for people who are charged with crimes and who are waiting for trial.

The $569-million Edmonton Remand Centre will be able to hold 2,000 inmates in buildings spread over a site larger than 26 football fields. There are contingency plans to build additional housing units to hold 800 more.

About 800 people are currently housed in the sometimes violent, overcrowded downtown remand centre -- almost three times as many inmates as it was built for.

Even though Alberta's per-capita crime rate is falling, officials say the massive expansion is needed to help deal with an increasing number of people arrested because of the province's growing population. Alberta is also keeping an eye on the future.

http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20111113/alberta-se...

Comment by Anonymiss Express on November 6, 2011 at 2:36am

Feds concerned about hackers opening prison doors

MIAMI — Federal authorities are concerned about new research showing U.S. prisons are vulnerable to computer hackers, who could remotely open cell doors to aid jailbreaks.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons is "aware of this research and taking it very seriously," spokesman Chris Burke told The Washington Times.

Mr. Burke was reacting to research by private experts who found that the security systems in most American prisons are run by computer software vulnerable to hackers.

"You could open every cell door, and the system would be telling the control room they are all closed," said John J. Strauchs, a former CIA operations officer who helped develop a cyber-attack on a simulated prison computer system and described it at a hackers' convention in Miami last week.

The security systems in most American prisons are run by special computer equipment called industrial control systems, or ICS. They are also used to control power plants, water treatment facilities and other critical national infrastructure. ICS has increasingly been targeted by hackers because an attack on one such system successfully sabotaged Iran's nuclear program in 2009.

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Comment by truth on October 11, 2011 at 2:52pm

Supreme Court rejects request to re-impose death sentence for Phila...


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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected a request from Philadelphia prosecutors who want to re-impose a death sentence on former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of killing a white Philadelphia police officer 30 years ago.
The Associated Press/fileConvicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is seen in this undated file photo.


The justices on Tuesday refused to get involved in the racially charged case. A federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing hearing for Abu-Jamal after finding that the death-penalty instructions given to the jury at Abu-Jamal’s 1982 trial
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