(When a chapter is over, wait and a new one will begin)
CCA is only one of the prison corporations that convinced state governments to sign 20 year contracts with them under the premise they could run prisons cheaper. They convinced quite a few state government they would have more money for schools and roads. Since governments couldn’t balance their budgets it was a relief. But the deal also included the states had to keep the prisons full or they would have to be paid for empty beds. So anytime you hear a politician say they will reduce the prison population they are pulling a fast one on you. They know they can’t.
CCA runs the prison Jamie is in. Prisons are big business and trade on Wall St. Major American companies bid on the slave labour inside to make their products. In addition the inmates work call centers. Peoplecalling customer service have no idea they are calling a prison.
These prison corporations make money for their investors by denying services. The more they deny the more money they make. Who cares, they are just inmates, right? Yes, there are bad ones along with your husband or wife, your children and grandchildren and your friends. Sometimes guilty, sometimes not. Their medical needs aren’t meet. They are fed slop. Education is sparse and and only for upper levels. Something as small as trading books can have you put in isolation. As long as corporations run institutions for profit the worse it is. Add universities and hospitals to that. And now that corporation CEOs are running the country in Trump’s cabinet along with his children prepare yourself for me.
The rest of this article will be tjaken from the print from Mother Jones. Follow this link for the entire article.
CCA RUNS 61 FACILITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES:
Chapter 1: “Inmates Run This Bitch”
Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from a prison run by theCorrections Corporation of America(CCA).
“The last riot we had was two years ago,” he says over the phone.
“Yeah, but that was with the Puerto Ricans!” says a woman’s voice, cutting in. “We got rid of them.”
“When can you start?” the man asks.
I tell him I need to think it over.
I take a breath. Am I really going to become a prison guard? Now that it might actually happen, it feels scary and a bit extreme.
I started applying for jobs in private prisons because I wanted to see the inner workings of an industry that holds 131,000 of the nation’s 1.6 million prisoners. As a journalist, it’s nearly impossible to get an unconstrained look inside our penal system. When prisons do let reporters in, it’s usually for carefully managed tours and monitored interviews with inmates. Private prisons are especially secretive. Their records often aren’t subject to public access laws; CCA has fought to defeat legislation that would make private prisons subject to the same disclosure rules as their public counterparts. And even if I could get uncensored information from private prison inmates, how would I verify their claims? I keep coming back to this question: Is there any other way to see what really happens inside a private prison? (Go to the link above for the full article)
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