Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Private Prison Firms Promote Mass Incarceration

Brave New Films focuses on the prisons run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), among other private prison industries, which has a vested interest in mass incarceration. CCA works with the pro-corporate American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to pass harsh laws to make sure its prisons are filled and the profits–$1.7 billion last year–keep flowing. Surely this is part of the reason why half of U.S. prisoners are locked up for non-violent crimes–and why the U.S. has more prisoners than any other country in the world. Watch:

(h/t: Best of the Left podcast)

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