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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.
At war 214 out of her 237 calendar years of existence. We never gone a decade without war. The only time without war was the isolationist period of the Great Depression from 1935 to 1940.
Eisenhower warned about the MIC:
"A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction..."
"...In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the Military Industrial Complex. The potential for the disasterous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist..."
"Only an alert and knowledgable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together."
ineffective counsel and the prison industrial complex karen lee and shandrea delaney
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
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
After tech headlines we'll talk about how the VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY is a perfect metaphor for the military industrial complex and what that complex is exactly.
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