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Corporations Are Getting Rich Off the Families of Prisoners   video
Business  (tags: greed, prisons, inmates, incarceration, videos )

Freya
- 134 days ago - facebook.com
Families must spend $1.22 a minute to speak with loved ones who are behind bars. That's 31 times the cost of a normal phone call!
End Predatory Prison Phone Rates!
Business  (tags: phone, communications, prisons, inmates, incarceration, ripoffs, petitions )

Freya
- 988 days ago - p2a.co
Telephone companies like Global Tel Link and Securus are pocketing millions of dollars from the families of prisoners. Through predatory phone rates and unreasonable fees, these companies prey on the need for families to stay in touch with their...
Tell the FCC: Keep Families Connected End Predatory Prison Phone Rates - Petition
Business  (tags: petition, private phone service, exorbitant rates, prisons, predatory phone rates )

Sheryl
- 992 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
Prison phone service providers will not do it on their own prisons in more than 40 states still contract with private phone service providers with exorbitant rates. Federal intervention is necessary to end predatory prison phone rates everywhere
'Justice Is Not For Sale': Sanders Leads Charge Against For-Profit Prisons
Business  (tags: Economy, Rights, U.S., Bernie Sanders, Prisons, Justice System, Race, Inequality, Corporate Power, Keith Ellison, US Congress, US Senate, US House )

Judy
- 1007 days ago - commondreams.org
'We have got to end the private prison racket in America,' said Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday.
Prison Services Company Securus Makes Record Profits in the Face of FCC Regulation
Business  (tags: communications, prisons, incarceration, Prison Industrial Complex, telephone, phone calls, Carceral Conglomeration )

Freya
- 1060 days ago - truth-out.org
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to release a ruling within the coming months that will affect some 85 percent of all calls from prisons and jails.
Michigan Ditches For-Profit Prison Food Provider, But Not Because It Fed Inmates Rat-Eaten Trash
Business  (tags: Michigan, prisons )

Judy
- 1066 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Aramark's appalling practices weren't enough for Michigan to terminate its contract?
Corporation Literally Served Inmates Trash
Business  (tags: Aramark, prisons, prison food service, Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) )

Judy
- 1176 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Aramark, which has fed inmates dog food, worms, and scraps of food from old meals, maintains a stronghold on correctional food service in Michigan. Despite threats to terminate its contract, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't let go of the company...
How Some Prisoners Are America's Most Exploited Workers
Business  (tags: prisons, inmates, slavery, wages, work )

Freya
- 1266 days ago - alternet.org
The wages paid to prisoners for labor inside prisons have declined over the past three decades.
GREED: Public Prisons, Private Profits
Business  (tags: corporate, dishonesty, corruption, prisons, government, society )

AWAY AWHI
- 1328 days ago - truth-out.org
Services that had previously been provided by the jail or prison, such as medical care, transportation, phone and communication services, food, and even money exchanges, are increasingly handled by private companies.
4 Ways Greedy Capitalists Rig the System to Profit Off Our Misery
Business  (tags: capitalism, greed, poverty, water, resources, housing, foreclosure, savings, banks, injustice, prisons, incarceration )

Freya
- 1382 days ago - alternet.org
The profit motive fogs the thinking of free-market advocates. The Economist gushes, "Take a bow, capitalism...the biggest poverty-reduction measure of all is liberalising markets to let poor people get richer."
Tell Bank Cop to Fail Payday Lender Wells Fargo ACTION US
Business  (tags: money, investors, big banks, corruption, corporate, Wells Fargo, lending, prisons, business, investments )

Nancy
- 2051 days ago - care2.com
Wells Fargo's investment in private prisons is just one of the banks' failures. It also lends money to payday loan companies and issues its own version of a payday loan that charges customers up to 274 percent interest. Wells
Correctional Corporation of America Accreditation Report Misses Stark Reality
Business  (tags: abuse, business, corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, finance, government, Jails, money, politics, Prisons, society )

Kit
- 2149 days ago - truth-out.org
But below the spin is a different reality for the company and the prisoners that it oversees - food riots and abuse scandals. And alongside all this, the accreditations for its facilities come from a company that the American Civil Liberties Union's->
   

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