Prisons are Big Business - Prison Industrial Complex (PIC)

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Old Man Jingles, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Angela Davis is credited with coming up with the term “Prison Industrial Complex” (PIC). It means that prisons are big business because everything related to prisons like food, prison employees, surveillance, and construction have a cost.
    Most prisons and jails are going to buildings, food, uniforms and most anything is provided by a non-Government entity and these costs have to be paid for by the prison population.

    The U.S. prison population began to skyrocket in the 1970s with President Nixon’s “war on drugs.” and Corporations understood this was a unique opportunity to make money off of prisons themselves and cheap prison slave labor. Prisoners make military gear, uniforms, car parts, jeans, and even Victoria’s Secret lingerie - and are paid as little as 25 CENTS an hour.

    Prisons are an industry, just like restaurants or hotels. This causes corporations and even government to have other motives. Corporations and Governments are making money off imprisoning people, that makes the criminal justice system susceptible to corruption.

    The prison reform movement is changing how we think of criminal justice, but corporations still have their hands in profiting off of new reforms. One of the best ways to end the prison industrial complex is to keep big business out of it!

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  2. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Well-Known Member

    Ok RickyB
     
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  3. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I've worked with people who spent time in jails and prisons.
    Their related stories match up with this very closely.
    Their families have put money into special accounts in order for prisoners to have anything.
    Many prisoners have nothing and so they get handouts from other prisoners.
    These privately run prisons and jails don't let anything come in ... everything must be bought through "the Company Store".

    Another day older and deeper in debt
    Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
    I owe my soul to the company store.

     
  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It might be time for you to adjust the dosage of your meds.
     
  5. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I've felt this way for years ... nothing new.

    I am a Libertarian ... Fiscal Conservative, Social Liberal.
     
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  6. Sportello

    Sportello l'etat, c'est moi

  7. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I expressed what I am ... there are about a half dozen different types of Libertarians.

    SAD ... you're wrong again.

    71 Republic - Chief Executive Officer – Matthew Geiger
    Matthew Geiger is a High School student from Maryland.

    I will stick with the definition of a Libertarian as it was defined by David Bergland in the 80's and 90's.
    Libertarianism in One Lesson by David Bergland
     
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  8. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"


    Looks like the brothers just can't stay out of trouble. ;-)
     
  9. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

  10. Sportello

    Sportello l'etat, c'est moi

    "That's libertarians for you - anarchists who want police protection from their slaves." - Kim Stanley Robinson.
     
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  11. Sportello

    Sportello l'etat, c'est moi

    Still just trolling?
     
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  12. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Silly crap from a Science Fiction writer.
    2 of him does not come close to Chomsky.
     
  13. Sportello

    Sportello l'etat, c'est moi

    Don't make me tag 2rickyb.

    The quote is from a particular character in a particular time. Context, jokerman.

    In any case, it just plain don't work.
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Look at all those potential helpers.
     
  15. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Neither do the other two parties but you have a valid point.
     
  16. newfie

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  17. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    dont do the crime, dont do the time. problem solved.
     
  18. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    They didn't ... it was some high school kid out of Maryland.
     
  19. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    you cant trust them terps.
     
  20. floridays

    floridays Well-Known Member

    You Ole Pea-picker, Bless their Pea-pickin hearts.