This was first published in November 19, 2015. As President Obama Has Personally Freed More people from prison than the past 6 presidents COMBINED. We have republished this very important article.
United States Prison Reform is next
Privatization of the prison system in American has “UNJUSTLY” incarcerated millions of men and women. When you create a FOR PROFIT prison system, then allow the same corporations who own the prison facilities access to US Legislators who will (for a fee) create laws determining the criteria for incarceration, those prisons will fill with the poor and under represented.
CCA (Correctional Corporation of America) has bought and paid for politicians since it began it’s take over of state run prisons in 1984. Since then the United States holds an incredible 25% of the world’s prison population, but ONLY 5% of the world’s people.
How did it begin?
It started by calling new acts (marijuana possession) a FELONY crime, and then increasing the severity of sentencing for those and other acts, We all sat by and witnessed a “prison boom.” after “3 Strikes” became law. Not to mention the IRAN/CONTRA program that funneled tons of drugs in poor communities to fund an illegal war.
Of course prison “OVER CROWDING” began..
So more money was needed to build MORE prisons…
It’s sad and it has to stop..
Ninety-seven percent of all federal inmates have been convicted of NON-VIOLENT crimes.
Would it surprise you to know that one of Time Warner’s largest investors in CCA? As owner of Warner Bros Records (among many other record labels), Time Warner is the owner of Entertainment Weekly, New Line Cinemas, HBO and TNT..
Another recipient of CCA Money? BET and MTV. Both owned by Viacom. Who owns Viacom? Clear Channel.. You’re more than likely listening to a radio station owned my them right now.
Who owns CCA?
Vanguard is also the third largest holder in the GEO Group, whose correctional, detention and community reentry services boast 101 facilities, approximately 73,000 beds and 18,000 employees.
Second nationally only to Corrections Corporation of America, GEO’s facilities are located not only in the United States but in the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa.
It doesn’t stop there..
Look up Blackrock. Blackrock is the second largest holder in Corrections Corporation of America, second only to Vanguard, and the sixth largest holder in the GEO Group. Blackrock is also the largest investor in, you guessed it TIME WARNER AND VIACOM. Rap lyrics promoting cocaine distribution? Murder? Degradation of females, youth, the family?
Look up the American Legislative Council. They are a policy organization funded by CCA and GEO. Over the years ALC has successfully championed “truth in sentencing” and “three-strikes” sentencing laws. The facts go one and on and on…. If dismantled, this may be the single most devastating blow to the power structure in America.
Obama has taken this on as his final act as President. The stakes are high.
United States Prison Reform is next…