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The term "prison-industrial complex" (PIC) is used to attribute the rapid expansion of the US inmate population to the political influence of private prison companies and businesses that supply goods and services to government prison agencies. The term is derived from the "military-industrial complex" of the 1950s. Such groups include corporations that contract prison labor, construction companies, surveillance technology vendors, lawyers, and lobby groups that represent them. Activists[who?] have argued that the prison-industrial complex is perpetuating a flawed belief that imprisonment is an effective solution to social problems such as homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy.
The term 'prison industrial complex' has been used to describe a similar issue in other countries' prisons of expanding populations.
The promotion of prison-building as a job creator and the use of inmate labor are also cited as elements of the prison-industrial complex. The term often implies a network of actors who are motivated by making profit rather than solely by punishing or rehabilitating criminals or reducing crime rates. Proponents of this view, including civil rights organizations such as The Rutherford Institute and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), believe that the desire for monetary gain has led to the growth of the prison industry and the number of incarcerated individuals.
Please join Professor Griff & ZaZa Ali, as we welcome Sister Pam Africa of Move Organization - To discuss the 60th Birthday of Mumia Abu-Jamaal & upcoming events in demand his freedom. We will also be discussing the Prison Industrial Complex & The plight of political prisoners. Show starts at 8pm EST / 5pm PST. Call in, let's talk about it. Peace.
Thru the Eyes of Faith features pt 2 of our Saving Our Black Youth Segment:
The Prison Industrial Complex
Special panel guest:
Jeffrey Muhammad, Chicago
Willie Muhammad, New Orleans
Philip A. Muhammad, Los Angeles
Emanuel Price, Portland
ineffective counsel and the prison industrial complex karen lee and shandrea delaney
Everyone knows someone who is either in jail or in prison. As of March 2, 2013 there are 2,212,172 people in U.S. Prisons and Jails and the number is steadily rising every day. Join us Thursday at 6:30pm as we discuss the Prison Industrial Complex.
With only 5% of the world’s population, the U.S. has 25% of the world’s prison population African American and Hispanics comprised 58% of all prisoners in 2008, even though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately one quarter of the US population.
THAT'S A PROBLEM FAMILY!!! THE MACHINE IS REVVIN' UP AND ITS TARGETING OUR YOUTH
TONIGHTS EPISIDE PART II OF THE WAKEUP CAMPAIGN/PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
LOCKDOWN: NEW SLAVES MASS INCARERATION OF BLACKS & LATINOS
Dr. Aaron Kipnis is clinical psychologist with a private practice in Santa Monica, California. He is also a full time professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. His 5th book, The Midas Complex, was just published this winter. He trains therapists about how to work with their clients’ money-related psychological issues and offers Midas Complex workshops to the public around the country.