How Private Prisons Profit From the Criminalization of Immigrants
Lobbying for Lock-Up

Carlsen, Laura

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  12/12/2012
Year Published:  2012  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14747

How a nation uses its power to deny a person’s freedom has always been a critical measure of authoritarian rule. Massive incarceration based on race, ethnic origin or nationality, political beliefs, class, sexual orientation, age or other inherent characteristics is a form of tyranny. Yet few people realize that this is happening on an enormous scale in the United States.

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