Their litigation never produces sustained results; they always include “more police” in their settlements; they have a policy to NEVER sue for damages for the people who suffered injuries:
“Over the years, story after story of the violence inside the Idaho Correctional Center emerged. The prison, which was dubbed “Gladiator School,” has been the subject of multiple lawsuits around the widespread brutality and violence, much of which was deliberately allowed by prison staff as a management tool. In 2010, the ACLU filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of prisoners against prison officials and the CCA. The suit highlighted 24 cases of assaults that occurred between 2006 and 2010. The following year, CCA settled with the ACLU, agreeing to changes around staffing and safety. However, violence and lawsuits continued.”
What Do Private Prisons Have to Do With the Upcoming Election?
Cells to Cells
When elected officials have strong ties to private prison companies, you see sentencing laws become incredibly strict, the privatizing of services such as halfway houses and probation, and a market incentive to churn people through the system.
The businessman controls prisons today because they are a 500 billion dollar industry. The approach to ending it also has to be a business approach. We have to get at the core of the economics (“follow the money”, so to speak) of the system and disrupt THAT !!! Hell, we are their system. Our labor and the things that we produce, the services that we provide, and what we spend tallies up to 500 billion . . . for someone else.
Mort T. Care:
“Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group owns about 75 percent of the nation private prisons”
LETS TALK ABOUT IT!!
They rely on human beings being incarcerated for their money, and both of them are multi-billion dollars enterprises that exploit free and cheap labor in a new form of slavery, exploitation, and torture to force labor.
They also lobby for touch-on-crime policies and against reforms or change to harsh sentencing practices that currently incarcerated over 1.5 black men, women, and children.
Free Alabama Movement and Free Mississippi Movement are currently protesting against the civil and human rights abuses of the companies from inside of prisons throughtout America.
We need support, donations, and skilled organizers to help us organize the men and women on the inside to engage in work strikes/shutdowns so that we can destroy the economic ecosystem of corporations like these, whose existences are based on the continued enslavement of Black and other POC.