Never-Ending, Self-Fulfilling


The political cartoon above illustrates the never-ending self-fulling sentencing cycle in the America private prison system. Private prisons sponsor lobby groups that pressure politicians into passing stricter laws. These laws sentence more people to prison for longer periods of times. To keep up with the demand for more space, more private prisons are being built, which brings in more revenue for them. ┬áTo keep up the supply of prisoners, they lobby to the government for stricter laws. And the cycle goes on and on and on…


Collusion Perhaps?


This political cartoon exhibits the vast control that the private prison system have over state governments. As seen on the correctional guard’s waist belt, the CCA not only gives politicians campaign contributions, they also have the ability to sway public policy through lobby groups.