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Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance. For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold. They don’t have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don’t like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells.
There are approximately 2 million inmates in state, federal and private prisons throughout the country. According to California Prison Focus, “no other society in human history has imprisoned so many of its own citizens.” The figures show that the United States has locked up more people than any other country: a half million more than China, which has a population five times greater than the U.S. Statistics reveal that the United States holds 25% of the world’s prison population, but only 5% of the world’s people. From less than 300,000 inmates in 1972, the jail population grew to 2 million by the year 2000. In 1990 it was one million. Ten years ago there were only five private prisons in the country, with a population of 2,000 inmates; now, there are 100, with 62,000 inmates. It is expected that by the coming decade, the number will hit 360,000, according to reports.
Paul Wrightis the founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center. He is also editor of Prison Legal News (PLN), the longest-running independent prisoner rights publication in U.S. history. He has co-authored three PLN anthologies, The Celling of America: An Inside Look at the U.S. Prison Industry (Common Courage, 1998); Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America?s Poor (Routledge, 2003); and Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Imprisonment (New Press, 2008). His articles have appeared in over 80 publications, ranging from Counterpunch to USA Today. A former prisoner, Paul was imprisoned for 17 years in Washington state until his release in 2003.
1 in 3 Black males will go to prison in their lifetime.
Jail is a hotel for blacks smh this has to stop people.
1 in every six latino males, and one in every 17 whites males go to jail.
There are approximately 2 million inmates in state, federal and private prisons throughout the country. “no other society in human history has imprisoned so many of its own citizens.” The figures show that the United States has locked up more people than any other country: a half million more than China, which has a population five times greater than the U.S. Statistics reveal that the United States holds 25% of the world’s prison population, but only 5% of the world’s people. From less than 300,000 inmates in 1972, the jail population grew to 2 million by the year 2000. In 1990 it was one million. Ten years ago there were only five private prisons in the country, with a population of 2,000 inmates; now, there are 100, with 62,000 inmates. It is expected that by the coming decade, the number will hit 360,000, according to reports.
With the film industry releasing movies at an accelerated rate, we take a moment to notice how the powers have changed, in favor for the women of film. More adventurous, less yielding to commonality, more commanding while changing the true landscape of cinema. We've chosen, but a few of the many for our focus on the show's theme. Join in and tell us who your favorites are. Some picks are on longevity, some on body of work, and yet some on the excitement their character portrayals have created....What do you think?
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Denise Griffitts interviews Ben Krueger
Today on Your Partner In Success Radio, I welcome fellow podcaster, Ben Krueger. He’s probably best known around the water cooler as the “Podcast Marketing Guy” and has become the go-to authority on positioning, cultivating and growing small businesses through the power of podcast marketing.
Ben is an entrepreneur, world traveler, and small business podcasting expert. He's the founder and CEO of Authority Engine and Small Business Podcasting, which focus on helping small business owners, coaches, consultants, authors and experts succeed. Best known as the host of the Authority Engine Podcast, he is the go-to leader on growing small businesses through the power of podcast marketing.
While running his podcasting service and training empire, Ben travels the world living in various countries from Thailand to Costa Rica, and loves experiencing new cultures, but his true passion is helping others by sharing his expertise.
Ben is going to share the following information with our audience:
How to stand out in your industry and position yourself as a leader using a podcast.
Why podcasting is such a powerful audience, network and trust building tool.
How to turn podcast listeners into paying customers & brand ambassadors.
The secrets to integrating podcasting as a highly effective marketing tool for your business.
The first steps to get started & achieving podcasting success.
His Lucrative Listener 4 question test for finding the optimal (and most profitable) audience for your show.
This show will cover how politics and our religion enfluance what we watch, and how the entertainment industry is influenced by the same.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO KNOW THAT THE FOOD YOU EAT THE WATER YOU DRINK IS CONTROLED BY A CORPORATION AND NO ONE IS IN CONTROL OF THEM ?
THEY ARE THE CONTROLERS, THE OVERLORDS. OF YOU
YOU SAY THAT IS NOT TRUE . THEY DONT CONTROL ME BUT THEY DO ! THEY CONTROL EVERY THING AROUND YOU !
YOU DONT HAVE A CHOICE OR A RIGHT .UNLESS THEY SAY SO ! HOW WILL THIS END? OR WILL IT END .
WE ARE ON THE COUNT DOWN !!!!!!! WE WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW IS NEXT. NOT WHAT WE THINK.
PEOPLE NEED TO OPEN THERE EYES. BUT IS IT TO LATE ?
SO CALL IN LETS US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK .
The Ferguson issue continues.
Earlier this week Agitator-Renown, Al Sharpton, called on Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and other potential 2016 presidential candidates, to weigh in on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. .
After initially maintaining silence, Hillary Clinton made following statement.
Said Hillary, Watching the recent funeral for Michael Brown, as a mother, as a human being, my heart just broke for his family. Because losing a child is every parent’s greatest fear and an unimaginable loss,” she said at the beginning of her paid remarks to the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit. “But I also grieve for that community and for many like it across our country.
But perhaps, her more pointed and reflecting comments, took white people to task, on how black people in many instances, feel, in the perception that the police tend to target us in either an excessive or harsher manner, than they do, whites, asking her [mainly white?] audience to think about how they would feel if white drivers were stopped as often black drivers, or given as long prison sentences as African-Americans.
While on the surface, such words seem to connect with and sympathize with the plight of black people, we should recognize that mere words alone, have not and will not address the realities of black life, to the extent that many of us find ourselves on “the other side” of the law and society.
Anyway, why is it so important that personalities make public, perhaps uninformed statements, just to prove a point?
So, yes, I imply that Hillary Clinton was forced, pressured to patronize.
Also, Barack Obama plans in the near future to address the “broken” illegal immigration system; strange choice of words for a man who helped turned a fracture into a fissure.