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Privatized prisons serve terrible meals for inmates — and now protesters will fight back

  • In private prisons, where corporate food contractors are paid to provide nourishment to prisoners, some are allegedly cutting corners.
  • Activists will march in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 14 to protest food corporation Aramark, an $8.2 billion company, for allegedly serving subpar food, PBS News Hour reported.
  • Leading the protests will be members of Free Alabama Movement, a group that previously organized a prison labor strike in 2016 to protest the use of free labor in prisons nationwide, a practice they say is akin to slavery. Read more

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reasons I love season 3 of Orange is the new black

- starting to take on the prison industrial complex

- addressing the violence and discrimination trans people face in institutions, often under the guise of “for their own protection” (aka, easier for the bosses)

- shows a badass, intelligent (DARK SKINNED!) black women who is good at her job and not afraid to stand up to the misogynoir of the disgusting mr healy

- even addressing the terribleness that is an über corporate, uber capitalist society by showing how it negatively affects workers (prison staff) and the people they serve (the inmates)

- shows women supporting other women, and specifically supporting them through *spoiler alert* discrimination based on their developmental disability (tastee and Suzanne) and mental illness and suicide attempts (the black women and soso)

- all the black women

- all the latinas

- red & co.

- soso

- literally everyone and everything except piper and voss

- even fuckin pensatucky is better than them at this point

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Singapore has become known worldwide for implementing corporal punishment and harsh prison sentences for vandalism, consequences which have effectively deterred many graffiti tourists. This video marks the first Singapore Metro system (SMRT) hit to be documented on video and the second time in history that the system has been painted. The vandalism (which resulted in the SMRT being fined $200,000 for failing to follow security protocols) quickly snowballed into a scandal that garnered global attention. The general public of Singapore was outraged and the then President and CEO of SMRT Corporation was forced to resign.

Filmed by: TRIK

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Immigrants are for sale in this country. Sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits!

Here are the top 3 things YOU need to know about the Private Prison money scheme:

The victims: Private prisons don’t care about who they lock up. At a rate of $200 per immigrant a night at their prisons, this is a money making scheme that destroys families and lives.

The players: CCA (Corrections Corporation of America), The Geo Group and Management and Training corporations—combined these private prisons currently profit more than $5 billion a year.

The money: These private prisons have spent over $20 million lobbying state legislators to make sure they get state anti-immigrant laws approved and ensure access to more immigrant inmates.

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Prison labour booms in US as low-cost inmates bring billions.

Meet the Five Biggest Enemies of Marijuana Legalization

Several groups in the United States have a vested interest in preventing the legalization of cannabis. As confirmed by an investigation by OpenSecrets last year, pharmaceutical companies, police unions, private prison corporations, and companies that produce alcoholic beverages have a lot of money to lose if marijuana floods the streets of your town.

California Beer & Beverage Distributors ponied up $10,000 to defeat marijuana legalization in California in 2010. Police unions spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defeating the same measure, fearing they would lose millions of dollars in funding meant for pursuing marijuana operations.