Dope Tweetz: Are Prisons Extorting the Prisoners?

Any thoughts on this?

I always say prison is punishment and nothing they do is for the benefit of the prisoner…. they don’t even offer rehabilitation programs anymore. Seems the system’s main concern is solely money. Prison labor is a billion dollar industry. Some call it modern day slavery. I would agree but staying out of prison seems like the ideal way to avoid the enslavement and/or extortion.

On the flip, there does seem to be a prison pipeline set in place for brown and black boys in particular. It’s such a complicated issue. I’d love to open up dialogue about it.


New Anti-Slavery Resolution to the 13th Amendment Could End Forced Prison Labor

The 13th Amendment states that a person convicted of a crime can be forced to work involuntary as punishment.

Unfortunately, this loophole in the amendment has created a systemic pipeline in which mostly Blacks and brown groups are convicted and imprisoned for even petty crimes & made to perform prison labor which is essentially, re-enslavement.

The new law amendment, spearheaded by Missouri House representative William Lacy Clay, is heavily co-signed by Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) as well as MA & MD senators.

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WATCH:“13th” Chilling New Netflix Documentary On Mass Incarceration

This Ava Duvernay Documentary Shines Light On How Prison System Is Legal Slavery.

WATCH: U.S. Inmates Produce Billions Of Dollars As A Result Of Forced Prison Labor

Prison really is BIG BUSINESS and crime truly does pay, if you’re in the “inmate” business. Unfortunately, about 98% of us are not.

Ladies and gents I am in pure disbelief. I obviously research crime & underworld happenings almost daily, but I never truly realized this was going on in OUR prisons, especially to this magnitude! Billions? … with a “B?”… No wonder if you blow a feather you’re going in! It’s business. 

With prisoners producing prisons this kind of money, along with corporations getting incentives for doing business with the prisons, it puts the mainstream job market at severe risk. To the system you’re worth more locked up. Think about it, why would a company want to hire an employee at $15/Hr (just throwing out a #) when they can pay prisoners CENTS/Hr to do that exact same job? Makes no sense and you know the old saying, therefore it makes no dollars. It’s not right or fair to anyone, except to the prisons themselves.

Join the discussion.

WATCH: The Largest Prison Strike In U.S. History Is Going On Right Now

Empire may be back but Taraji P. Henson’s mind is on more political matters, specifically a nationwide prison strike that involves some 24,000 inmates in at least 40 prisons from at least half the states where prisoners are acting in open opposition to guards, in many cases refusing to eat or work as they protest their conditions and free labor

Originally posted on Bossip