Privatization of the US Prison System

Published on Global, Oct 20, 2015.
(See also Arrest Records).

The following infographic shows us how profitable the US prison industry is. “Between 1980 and 1994, profits went up from $392 million to $1.31 billion” dollars. As reported in The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?, inmates, mostly Blacks and Hispanics, are also being exploited by various industries:

“For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold … //

(full graphs, statistics, links, text).


Mathew D. Rose: Hubris and Nemesis In Germany – Volkswagen, Refugees, and Football, on naked capitalism, by Yves Smith, Oct 22, 2015;

Fighting Class War while Walking on Two Legs, on The Bullet, Socialist Project’s E-Bulletin No. 1176, by Cynthia Peters, Oct 21, 2015;

Europe Secretly Starts Imposing TTIP “Trade” Deal Despite the Public’s Overwhelming Opposition – Eric Zuesse, on naked capitalism, by Yves Smith, Oct 20, 2015;

5 of the Biggest Acts of Corporate Hypocrisy in America, on naked capitalism, by Yves Smith, Oct 20, 2015;

Slovenia buckles as migrants rush to escape winter, border closures, on WixNews, Oct 20;

2 videos on the dire situation on Greek island of Lesbos and the amazing volunteers helping refugees, by MARJA NOVAK AND MAJA ZUVELA: Slovenia to ask EU for police back-up to cope with influx of migrants, 0.55 min, on Reuter, Oct 20;  - and –  another video, 7,35 min, on CNN, Oct 19);

La Babélienne du mois, Marianne Delaforge, dans Café BABEL, le 13 oct 2015: Marianne n’a pas attendu que les réfugiés viennent frapper à la porte de la Hongrie pour en parler. D’eux et du pays. Installée depuis 3 ans dans l’«Orbanistan », cette journaliste made in sud de la France a peut-être écrit ce que vous lirez de plus humain sur un pays souvent incompris. Sans doute grâce à son amour pour la glace au yaourt – un Entretien;

… and still:

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