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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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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.

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.