This video explains how private prisons make their profit by selling their prisoners to other corporations.
Walter Kamau Bell, who is a stand-up comedian and the host on United Shades of America on CNN, explains why America has the world’s highest incarceration rate and why former prisoners keep going back and forth to jail.
Here’s a short article explaining why the US needs to end the use of private prisons.
Are “colorblind” prison policies really colorblind? Not only do private prisons have a larger proportion of people of colour, they also have a lower proportion of people above the age of 50. Check out the website above to find out more.
This cartoon illustrates the harsh reality that prisoners are subjected to work for almost free, as slaves.
Van Jones, a political activist and co-founder of #cut50 (a national bipartisan initiative to reduce the number of people in prisons), criticises for-profit prisons and raises questions about the support for private prisons by political parties.