Tag Archive: prison industrial complex

13th Amendment and the Prison Industrial Complex

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. 13th… Continue reading

Learning about the Prison Industrial Complex.

I’ve been spending a lot of my free time reading books over the past few weeks and the last couple ones have in some part been focused on the prison industrial complex (PIC)… Continue reading

Quote from Angela Davis.

Put simply, this is the era of the prison industrial complex. The prison has become a black hole into which the detritus of contemporary capitalism is deposited. Mass imprisonment generates profits as it devours social wealth, and… Continue reading

Dean Spade on Hate Crime Legislation.

The fundamental message of hate crime legislation is that if we lock more bad people up, we will be safer. Everything about our current law enforcement systems indicates that this is a false… Continue reading

Profiting off of Prisons

I’ve written about prisons before – focusing on the relationship between slavery, mass incarceration, and the prison industrial complex. All those things are related to the fact that there are so many ways… Continue reading

Slavery, Mass Incarceration, and the Prison Industrial Complex.

As much as many white people seem to believe, the US is not living in a post racial society and the mass incarceration of people of color is definitely one indicator of that… Continue reading