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In Texas, a person may be sentenced for up to two years’ imprisonment for possessing 4 ounces of marijuana. Here in New York, the 1973 Nelson Rockefeller anti-drug law provides for a mandatory prison sentence of 15 years to life for possession of 4 ounces of any illegal drug.

According to the Left Business Observer, the federal prison industry produces 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.

From 1870 until 1910 in the state of Georgia, 88% of hired-out convicts were Black. In Alabama, 93% of “hired-out” miners were Black. In Mississippi, a huge prison farm similar to the old slave plantations replaced the system of hiring out convicts. The notorious Parchman plantation existed until 1972.

The list of such companies contains the cream of U.S. corporate society: IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Wireless, Texas Instrument, Dell, Compaq, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel, Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom’s, Revlon, Macy’s, Pierre Cardin, Target Stores, and many more. All of these businesses are excited about the economic boom generation by prison labor. Just between 1980 and 1994, profits went up from $392 million to $1.31 billion. Inmates in state penitentiaries generally receive the minimum wage for their work, but not all; in Colorado, they get about $2 per hour, well under the minimum. And in privately-run prisons, they receive as little as 17 cents per hour for a maximum of six hours a day, the equivalent of $20 per month. The highest-paying private prison is CCA in Tennessee, where prisoners receive 50 cents per hour for what they call “highly skilled positions.” At those rates, it is no surprise that inmates find the pay in federal prisons to be very generous. There, they can earn $1.25 an hour and work eight hours a day, and sometimes overtime. They can send home $200-$300 per month.

Thanks to prison labor, the United States is once again an attractive location for investment in work that was designed for Third World labor markets. A company that operated a maquiladora (assembly plant in Mexico near the border) closed down its operations there and relocated to San Quentin State Prison in California. In Texas, a factory fired its 150 workers and contracted the services of prisoner-workers from the private Lockhart Texas prison, where circuit boards are assembled for companies like IBM and Compaq.

[Former] Oregon State Representative Kevin Mannix recently urged Nike to cut its production in Indonesia and bring it to his state, telling the shoe manufacturer that “there won’t be any transportation costs; we’re offering you competitive prison labor (here).”

PRIVATE PRISONS

The prison privatization boom began in the 1980s, under the governments of Ronald Reagan and Bush Sr., but reached its height in 1990 under William Clinton, when Wall Street stocks were selling like hotcakes. Clinton’s program for cutting the federal workforce resulted in the Justice Departments contracting of private prison corporations for the incarceration of undocumented workers and high-security inmates.

IMPORTING AND EXPORTING INMATES

Profits are so good that now there is a new business: importing inmates with long sentences, meaning the worst criminals. When a federal judge ruled that overcrowding in Texas prisons was cruel and unusual punishment, the CCA signed contracts with sheriffs in poor counties to build and run new jails and share the profits. According to a December 1998 Atlantic Monthly magazine article, this program was backed by investors from Merrill-Lynch, Shearson-Lehman, American Express and Allstate, and the operation was scattered all over rural Texas. That state’s governor, Ann Richards, followed the example of Mario Cuomo in New York and built so many state prisons that the market became flooded, cutting into private prison profits.

After a law signed by Clinton in 1996 – ending court supervision and decisions – caused overcrowding and violent, unsafe conditions in federal prisons, private prison corporations in Texas began to contact other states whose prisons were overcrowded, offering “rent-a-cell” services in the CCA prisons located in small towns in Texas. The commission for a rent-a-cell salesman is $2.50 to $5.50 per day per bed. The county gets $1.50 for each prisoner.

STATISTICS

Ninety-seven percent of 125,000 federal inmates have been convicted of non-violent crimes. It is believed that more than half of the 623,000 inmates in municipal or county jails are innocent of the crimes they are accused of. Of these, the majority are awaiting trial. Two-thirds of the one million state prisoners have committed non-violent offenses. Sixteen percent of the country’s 2 million prisoners suffer from mental illness.

CRIME GOES DOWN, JAIL POPULATION GOES UP

According to reports by human rights organizations, these are the factors that increase the profit potential for those who invest in the prison industry complex:

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Prisoner (Inmate) Gerrymandering for congressional seat

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The reason the compromise was written into the Constitution was to incentivize the South to adopt the Constitution. Because population drives the number of congressional representatives and the tax apportionment, slave states wanted their slaves counted as part of the population.

The reason the compromise was written into the Constitution was to incentivize the South to adopt the Constitution. Because population drives the number of congressional representatives and the tax apportionment, slave states wanted their slaves counted as part of the population.

“There are many ways to hijack political power. One of them is to draw state or city legislative districts around large prisons — and pretend that the inmates are legitimate constituents.”—Brent Staples

The reason the compromise was written into the Constitution was to incentivize the South to adopt the Constitution. Because population drives the number of congressional representatives and the tax apportionment, slave states wanted their slaves counted as part of the population.

The reason the compromise was written into the Constitution was to incentivize the South to adopt the Constitution. Because population drives the number of congressional representatives and the tax apportionment, slave states wanted their slaves counted as part of the population.

Resolutions against prison-based gerrymandering | Prison Gerrymandering Project 

When the usual residence rule is applied to prisoners, it may dilute the strength of urban voters in favor of rural ones.

5 As is the case with resident aliens, prisoners (in all but two states) cannot vote.

6 “[P]risons are disproportionately built in rural areas but most incarcerated people call urban areas home,” so counting prisoners where they usually reside leads to “a systematic transfer of population and political clout from urban to rural areas.”

7 Because they rely on the data the Census provides, most states have counted prisoners where they are incarcerated. However, Delaware, Maryland, and New York have recently passed laws to count prisoners in their home districts, and other states have eliminated local “prison-based gerrymandering.”

8 Moreover, the Census Bureau for the first time has released Advance Group Quarters data that makes available the number of prisoners in each census block, facilitating state and local government efforts to remove prisoners from their calculations when redistricting should they choose to do so.

9 This led Nathaniel Persily to ask if a jurisdiction would not violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (“VRA”) for failing to subtract prisoners “[n]ow that the Bureau is making it easier for states to do so;” but he also acknowledges that reallocating prisoners to their home

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communities for purposes of districting may have the “perverse effect” of counting them where they may not have lived for years and may never return.10

II. WHERE SHOULD THE CENSUS COUNT PRISONERS Where people are counted matters a great deal in terms of voting strength and the distribution of representation. Most people probably intuitively object to counting a large, concentrated population—the members of which have no voting rights and no control over where they live—as residents of the prisoner-hosting communities and then drawing districts accordingly. Moreover, the Prison Policy Initiative (“PPI”) found that the rule’s application to prisoners “leads to a dramatic distortion of representation at local and state levels, and creates an inaccurate picture of community populations for research and planning purposes.”11 Despite those problems, the usual residence rule remains the norm; but because of them, the usual residence rule is most controversial when applied to incarcerated populations.12 To eliminate its deleterious and controversial effects, the Census Bureau should make another exception to the usual residence rule to count prisoners in their home communities.SamplesResolution prepared for Massachusetts calling on the Census Bureau to change where it counts people in prison
Resolution prepared for an urban county in California calling on the state to eliminate prison-based gerrymandering
Resolution prepared for Jackson Mississippi calling on the state to eliminate prison-based gerrymandering
Although technically not a resolution, Essex County Local Law Number 1 of 2003 offers a detailed declaration of why a rural county would not want to consider prison populations a part of their community or their electoral system.Prison-Based Gerrymandering

The total number of European immigrants to all 13 colonies before 1775 was about 500,000; of these 55,000 were involuntary prisoners. (A separate 300,000 were enslaved Africans.) Of the 450,000 or so European arrivals who came voluntarily, Tomlins estimates that 48% were indentured.[3] About 75% were under the age of 25. The age of adulthood for men was 24 years (not 21); those over 24 generally came on contracts lasting about 3 years.[4] Regarding the children who came, Gary Nash reports that, “many of the servants were actually nephews, nieces, cousins and children of friends of emigrating Englishmen, who paid their passage in return for their labor once in America.”[5]

Over the last several decades, the percentage of Americans incarcerated in prisons has increased four-fold. Incarcerated persons are often held in areas that are geographically and demographically far removed from their home communities. For instance, although non-metropolitan counties contain only 20% of the national population, they host 60% of new prisons.

Where their is economic motive need for resolution of False Flag. Bill Gates’ False Flag Hyper sources for planned parenthood #BOKOHARAM
Summary of False Flag Operations and False Flag Terrorism

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Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria’s president Shehu Sani says officials must be cautious if they want to bring back the 300 abducted girls home alive

Definition of False Flag

“False flag terrorism” occurs when elements within a government stage a secret operation whereby government forces pretend to be a targeted enemy while attacking their own forces or people. The attack is then falsely blamed on the enemy in order to justify going to war against that enemy. Or as Wikipedia defines it:

False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as if they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is, flying the flag of a country other than one’s own. False flag operations are not limited to war and counter-insurgency operations, and have been used in peace-time; for example, during Italy’s strategy of tension.

PrisonIndustry–The Language of Law applies to you. Pass me the pen.

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RED SATE PREDOMINANCE IN PRISON INDUSTRY

RED SATE PREDOMINANCE IN PRISON INDUSTRY

Iranians working for the C.I.A. in the 1950’s posed as Communists and staged bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected president

“Why of course the people don’t want war … But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship … Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” – Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.

 

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Nigeria is in many ways a country of contrasts and conflict, where oil production concentrated in the Niger Delta has helped fuel an economy that has become Africa’s largest, but where more than half the population lives in poverty.

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President Koehler Heads to Nigeria for African Partnership Forum …

A Nigerian boy plays close to an oil well in Olomoro village in Isokoarea of the. Nigeria’s oil wealth doesn’t fuel growth for everyone

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Fresh revelations emerged at the weekend of how some northern elite members and ex-military rulers took control of the Nigerian oil industry.

The scheme was achieved through the allocation of oil wells to themselves, family friends, in-laws and other northern aristocrats and business men, making these individuals to rake in huge incomes from oil m
oney, an online chat portal, NigerianWorldForum, disclosed yesterday.

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Fresh revelations emerged at the weekend of how some northern elite members and ex-military rulers took control of the Nigerian oil industry.

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Gaddafi was pushing very hard for an African Union that was actually working and he had a lot of influence among African leaders. Africa is where Gates has a big charity program operating

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While false flag operations originate in warfare and government, they also can occur in civilian settings among certain factions, such as businesses, special interest groups, religions, political ideologies and campaigns for office.

X Strategy of tension