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Forum Post: Wall St. Supports the Prison Industrial Complex

Posted 12 years ago on Sept. 28, 2011, 1:12 p.m. EST by alex0o (1)
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Many Wall St. fatcats are investing in our nation's prison's where they can receive huge profits from virtual slave labor. Prisoners have two choices, work or solitary confinement. For 25 cents an hour, it is pure slavery. This needs to stop, as well as the laws that put so many people in prison, such as cannabis prohibition and the three strike laws.



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[-] 1 points by powertothepeople (1264) 12 years ago

Private prison companies lobby to influence legislation so they can make themselves more profitable. They also research certain aspects of communities to decide where to invest/infiltrate. They are helping decide what is legal & what stays illegal and have more influence than you do.

More info: http://www.justicepolicy.org/news/2615

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 12 years ago


[-] 1 points by Chef (9) 12 years ago

Woah! Marijuana is illegal last time i checked. I believe it should be legal but it is not. I also believe alcohol is worse. And yes i think in some cases its a gateway drug. But the fact remains it is illegal!! It should be legalized but until then we must respect the law and their consequences.

On another note some prisons in this country have been privatized. That is wrong, contracting out our prison system. I believe thats where the profits come in.

[-] 1 points by npowell85 (249) from Montana City, Mt 12 years ago

yeah, the problem is private prisons and the lobbying money and campaign money they contribute to our politicians. Therefore reform of campaign finance system and ending lobbying and corporate personhood would solve this problem, and many others.