Shawshank Revisited

there is a harsh truth to face

prison graphWhen we allow for-profit prison corporations, Wall Street traded entities, to  lobby state and federal lawmakers for harsher sentences and even to insert minimum occupancy clauses in their contracts, and then allow them to open their correctional institution up to other for-profit enterprises, how is that unlike what the fascists did with the work camps in Germany? We pay them a little something? We pay them a little something so they can buy incredibly marketed up goods at what amounts to the new “company store”. We pay them a little something so the for-profit prison they are condemned to can back charge the inmates for medicine and other things they are already charging the state for so they can make even more profit. We pay them something now so that people like you won’t be completely disgusted with the new friendly face we are putting on modern day slavery

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