The Pros And Cons Of Prison Industrial Complex

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Prison Industrial Complex is government and industry interest for solving our social, economically, and political problems by policing, imprisonment, or using surveillance. Jail are only used for short-term sentences by local authorities and prison is used for long term sentences by state or federal governments. Any minor thing can lead you into prison, but that should be only where major punishments should be solved. Prison has never been a rehabilitation but a profitable punishment. The two biggest prison companies that own more than a hundred prisons combined are Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group. Private companies and state governments make deals that the more inmates they received, the amount of income also increases.…show more content…
There are thus real and often quite complicated connections between the deindustrialization of the economy- a process that reached its peak during the 1980s—and the rise of mass imprisonment, which also began to spiral during the Reagan-Bush era. However, the demand for more prisons was represented to the public in simplistic terms. More prisons were needed because there was more crime. Yet many scholars have demonstrated that by the time the prison construction boom began, official crime statistics were already falling.” Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?” I believe that they are other ways to make a profit. Medical expenses, education, jobs are not free on both side but both make a profit. I believe that prison should be the last resort of punishment when rehabilitation has not made any change. When the people you arrest correlate with the amount of income then making the community safe is no longer your goal. To find people to arrest you must go to areas that you believe have no hope. This is like whites going to Africa and picking people out again because the fall into their horrific stereotypes. This later makes a a huge cycle that they take your father and label him as a criminal, so your mother now has given birth to mini
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