Mass Incarceration for Profit

Dolinar, Brian; Kilgore, James
Publisher:  Against the Current
Date Written:  01/07/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Pages:  2pp  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18049

In the face of growing public criticism and improved technologies, companies like Securus search for new ways to remain competitive while marketing themselves as providers of a quality service that keeps the public safe. Yet with the involvement of global financial houses in the prison industrial complex, the pressure mounts to produce value for shareholders. Ultimately, this systematically incentivizes mass incarceration. While we often hear about the activities of private prison providers like Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group, corporate interests are immersed in every aspect of criminal justice.

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