How Private Prisons Profit From the Criminalization of Immigrants
Lobbying for Lock-Up
Carlsen, Laura http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/12/12/how-private-prisons-profit-from-the-criminalization-of-immigrants/
Date Written: 12/12/2012
Year Published: 2012
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX14747
How a nation uses its power to deny a persons freedom has always been a critical measure of authoritarian rule. Massive incarceration based on race, ethnic origin or nationality, political beliefs, class, sexual orientation, age or other inherent characteristics is a form of tyranny. Yet few people realize that this is happening on an enormous scale in the United States.