Thursday, May 1, 2014
How US Corporations Profit off Prisoners
[warning RT video, but this stuff is really happening...]
Think all those draconian drug laws may have a purpose? Think the failed drug war continues for a reason? This way the corporations can get workers who make only a few dollars a day instead of those who must be paid far more. While there is a reason for society to be protected from the violent such as rapists and murderers, locking up people for 25-30 year sentences for non-violent crimes is wrong and worrisome when those doing so have a profit motive. It's not just the privates who use prison labor either.
America locks up the most people in the world by far. Think about all the outside people not getting jobs, because prisoners are working these jobs for far cheaper. Also this gives the system more incentive to lock people up and for longer periods of time, because profit will be made. This is a new slave system through the backdoor.
This is a subject never dealt with in most "Christian" circles where for most, the right wing part of the new world order has led them to have no compassion for the prisoner and love for the police state.
Matt 25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?