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How Prisons Have Become A Cash Cow For The Rich

AFRICANGLOBE - Thanks to kickbacks from phone companies, state and local governments have every reason to keep their prison cells filled, no matter what the cost to the rest of society. "For decades, prisons and jails provided secure, cheap telephone services with no problems. They're perfectly capable of doing it. It's just that now they view prisoners as profit centers. They're monetizing human suffering and human captivity."

Former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak Released From Prison

AFRICANGLOBE - Former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison, according to state television. The longtime autocrat was taken from Cairo's Tora prison by medical helicopter on Thursday, following a court ruling which ordered his release.

Jerry Hartfield; Inmate Ordered Retried in the 80s ‘Waiting Ever Since’

AFRICANGLOBE - Jerry Hartfield was still a young man when an uncle visited him in prison to tell him that his murder conviction had been overturned and he would get a new trial. Not long afterward, he was moved off of death row.

Mauritania: Where Enslaving Africans Still Thrive

AFRICANGLOBE - Dozens of enslaved Africans have escaped or been liberated since slavery was finally criminalized in Mauritania in 2007, but thus far just...

Nelson Mandela Hospitalization Worries South Africans

AFRICANGLOBE - Nelson Mandela’s second hospitalization this year has raised concerns among South Africans and around the world about the future despite government assurances...

Richard Branson: US Drug Policy a ‘War on Black People’

Richard Branson has slammed America’s drugs policy for being “racist” and a “war on Black People” in an interview with US freesheet Metro. “The fundamental difference...

Corruption Trial begins For Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick conspired with his father and best friend to turn Detroit's City Hall into a den of bribes and kickbacks,...

The Reasons Why the United States is the World’s Worst Police...

There’s no getting around the fact that the United States is the Mother of All Police States. China can’t compete in the incarceration business....

Muslim Group Imprisoned Children Underground for Years

Members of a Muslim group in Russia could face prison terms for isolating dozens of children from society, and forcing them to live underground...

When Will the U.S. Stop Mass Incarceration?

The United States leads the world in the rate ofincarcerating its own citizens. We imprison more of our own people than any other country...

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...

Former Egyptian President Reportedly “Clinically Dead”

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was being kept alive on life support after suffering a stroke, as the two men vying to succeed him...

America’s Criminal Injustice System

If police states are ranked by the number of persons imprisoned, then America is the world’s worst and biggest police state. The system runs...

The Economic Destruction Caused by Black Mass Incarceration

Last year I spoke at the penitentiary.  I talked to the guys about entrepreneurship, post prison opportunity and beginning to plan now for when they...

African Asylum Seekers Brutally Beaten and Forcibly Deported From Switzerland

Two years ago, a Nigerian asylum seeker died during a forced deportation attempt from Switzerland. Now, the prosecution has dismissed the case, leaving nobody...

Ethiopian Christians Arrested For Praying in Saudi Arabia – Women Cavity...

Thirty five Ethiopian Christians are awaiting deportation from Saudi Arabia for “illicit mingling,” after police arrested them when they raided a private prayer gathering in Jeddah in mid-December, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. Of those arrested, 29 were women. They were subjected to arbitrary body cavity searches in custody, three of the Ethiopians told Human Rights Watch.