They’re in on it Too?

Did you know that large corporations take advantage of low wages paid to private prisoners. According to an article found on Democracy Matters, some companies that exploit private prison labor include:

  • Boeing
  • Starbucks
  • Victoria’s Secret (as seen on Orange is the New Black!)
  • McDonalds
  • Wendys
  • Starbucks
  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • Verizon
  • BP

Sorry, We’re All Sold Out

Did you know that private prisons have occupancy clauses? According to an article by Salon,

  • Occupancy guarantee clauses in private prison contracts range between 80% and 100%, with 90% as the most frequent occupancy guarantee requirement
  • Arizona, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Virginia are locked in contracts with the highest occupancy guarantee requirements, with all quotas requiring between 95% and 100% occupancy
  • Though crime has dropped by a third in the past decade, an occupancy requirement covering three for-profit prisons has forced taxpayers in Colorado to pay an additional $2 million