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- Retire the Myth: Black Men, Jail and College (theroot.com)
- Civil Rights Lawyer Michelle Alexander Speaks Against Mass Incarceration: the "New Jim Crow" (goodblacknews.org)
- Guest Post: Private Prisons and the Enslavement Society - BlackListedNews.com
What more time-honored practice in the long history of state sponsored servitude than the institutionalization of prisoners? Incarceration for offenses against government laws is a cornerstone for power and survivability of any regime. Prisons may have been hellholes over the centuries, but seldom has the internment of convicted lawbreakers been a growth industry for private profit. It almost makes one wonder exactly who are the crooks. While most hard-pressed citizens want a safe and secure society, few ever give even a passing thought to the insatiable corporatist criminalization of the criminal justice system. Just how many Americans agree with the proposition, if you did the crime, you need to serve the time.
All loyal law and order proponents can take pride in the one area where the imperium of government discipline still ranks first among nations. A Global Research article – The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? – points out some staggering facts.