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Mass Incarceration: The Most Important Political Issue Of 2016 No One...

AFRICANGLOBE- Pew now projects that state prison populations will increase by 3 percent over the next four years, begging the question of whether the heralded end of mass incarceration was dead on arrival as a political issue.

America’s Prison Industry: Big Business Or A New Form Of Slavery?

AFRICANGLOBE - For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold. They don’t have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don’t like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells.

America’s Prison Industry: Big Business Or A New Form Of Slavery?

AFRICANGLOBE - In the US prisoners produce 100% of all military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, and canteens. Along with war supplies, prison workers supply 98% of the entire market for equipment assembly services; 93% of paints and paintbrushes; 92% of stove assembly; 46% of body armor; 36% of home appliances; 30% of headphones/microphones/speakers; and 21% of office furniture. Airplane parts, medical supplies, and much more: prisoners are even raising seeing-eye dogs for blind people.

Latest Figures Show Increase In America’s Prison Population

AFRICANGLOBE - A report just released by the Justice Department for the year 2013 has revealed that after three years of declining numbers, the number of people incarcerated in state and federal prisons jumped up again last year.

Women Entering Prison At Higher Rate Than Any Other Group

AFRICANGLOBE - Women are entering the U.S. prison system at a faster rate than any other group, and they face an array of issues that male inmates don’t, including pregnancy and higher rates of mental health issues stemming from the tangled web of trauma, homelessness, and sexual abuse.

How Wall Street Turned America Into Incarceration Nation

AFRICANGLOBE - How is it that our land, supposedly the beacon of freedom and democracy for the rest of the world, puts so many of its own people into prison? The U.S. leads the world in prisoners with 2.27 million in jail and more than 4.8 million on parole. Minorities have been especially hard hit, forming 39.4% of the prison population, with one in three Black men expected to serve time during their lifetimes.

Private U.S. Prisons Profiting From Youth Incarceration

Over the last several decades, America's prison population has tripled and annual prison spending increased by over $40 billion dollars. State and federal budgets are...

America’s Prison Industrial Complex Profiting From Black Genocide

AFRICANGLOBE - In a country where African Americans make up 13 percent of the population, but are more than 39 percent of the prison population, it’s evident that there is something extremely wrong.