Tag Archives: Prison-Industrial Complex

Prison Town Selling Its Jails to Grow Cannabis to Save their Economy — And It’s Working

By Justin Gardner Source: Activist Post A tiny California desert town is making a drastic change to reverse its downward spiral and embrace an enlightened future. For 24 years, Adelanto tried unsuccessfully to sustain its economy through prisons, but now … Continue reading

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There is No Pipeline, Schools are Prisons

By Ryan Calhoun Source: Center for a Stateless Society We are told there is a pipeline in the United States that travels from our school system to our criminal justice system. Correct as the data corroborating the pipeline’s existence may be, … Continue reading

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Terrorizing School Children in the American Police State

By Henry Giroux Source: Counterpunch Americans live in an age, to rephrase, W.E.B. Dubois, in which violence has become the problem of the twenty-first century. As brutalism comes to shape every public encounter, democratic values and the ethical imagination wither … Continue reading

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Why the Drug War Has Been a Forty-Year Lynching

By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman Source: FreePress.org The Drug War has been a forty-year lynching…. …the corporate/GOP response to the peace and civil rights movements. It’s used the Drug Enforcement Administration and other policing operations as a high-tech Ku … Continue reading

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Public School Students Are the New Inmates in the American Police State

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute In the American police state, you’re either a prisoner (shackled, controlled, monitored, ordered about, limited in what you can do and say, your life not your own) or a prison bureaucrat (police … Continue reading

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What?!? Private prisons suing states for millions if they don’t stay full

By Terry Shropshire Source: rollingout.com The prison-industrial complex is so out of control that private prisons have the sheer audacity to order states to keep beds full or face their wrath with stiff financial penalties, according to reports. Private prisons … Continue reading

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

By Vicky Pelaez Source: Global Research Human 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 … Continue reading

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The Stealing of America by the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.” —Author Tom Clancy Call it what you will—taxes, penalties, fees, … Continue reading

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