Prison Industry Market

for joy reid report on prison labor cost of middle class jobsVietnam Protest Video- Eve of DestructionAccording 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.

In March, Coke installed five special phone booths in Dubai labor camps that accepted Coca-Cola bottle caps instead of coins. In exchange for the cap from a bottle of Coke—which costs about fifty-four cents—migrant workers could make a three-minute international call. The ad shows laborers in hard hats and reflective vests lining up to use the machine—and grinning, for the first time in the video, as they wait. “I’ve saved one more cap, so I can talk to my wife again tomorrow,” one man tells the camera. More than forty thousand people made calls using the machines. Then, in April, after the booths had been up for about a month, the company dismantled them.

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Monsanto FERGUSON MO: Land Grabbing and Community Displacement

Monsanto cleared hundreds of thousands of acres of land in order to plant genetically modified soybeans in South America. The report also states that Monsanto is responsible for instances of deforestation, violence, and displacements, as well as for using toxic herbicides that are detrimental to public health.[1] Monsanto’s reputation has earned it a spot on the Global Exchange’s 2012 list of “Most Wanted Corporate Criminals.” This U.S. NGO accused the company of being “one of the most egregious abusers of the human rights of food sovereignty, access to land, and health.”MORE

OCCUPY AND DEMAND SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS (R) (AL)- NEW KKK Uniform

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SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS ✪ People must be given precedence over profits★ Absolute and Irrevocable Net Neutrality✪ Define Corporate Crime, Investigate and Prosecute★ Annual Personhood Status of Corporations✪ Renegotiate student debt & Invest in Education ★ Define and Ensure Rights To Personal Privacy✪ Reform food and seed policy & Strengthen consumer protections★ Transparency on Wall Street in Government, and Banking ✪ Abolish Imperialistic Actions Abroad & Disengage in Unlawful Warfare★ Strict regulation of Money and it’s integration in Political Process✪ Equalize Taxations for allindividuals and Corporations, without exception★ Recognition of Earth’s Inalienable Rights & Sustainable Management of resources

OCCUPY AND DEMAND SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS R (AL)SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS

✪ People must be given precedence over profits

★ Absolute and Irrevocable Net Neutrality

✪ Define Corporate Crime, Investigate and Prosecute

★ Annual Personhood Status of Corporations

✪ Renegotiate student debt & Invest in Education

★ Define and Ensure Rights To Personal Privacy

✪ Reform food and seed policy & Strengthen consumer protections

★ Transparency on Wall Street in Government, and Banking

✪ Abolish Imperialistic Actions Abroad & Disengage in Unlawful Warfare

★ Strict regulation of Money and it’s integration in Political Process

✪ Equalize Taxations for allindividuals and Corporations, without exception

★ Recognition of Earth’s Inalienable Rights & Sustainable Management of resources

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One in 10 inmates in U.S. jails had prior military service. 700 Thousand US Veterans Are incarcerated. Setting Precedence, Republicans on the House Foreign Relations Committee on an immigration issue, leading the charge to free Tahmooressi, caged in a Mexican prison since March 31 on weapons charges, has been successful.  Border checks have been growing tighter as Mexico struggles to keep the influx of American weapons used by drug cartels at bay. In Mexico, possession of weapons restricted for military use is a federal crime.The attorney told AP that the marine, who was detained with a pistol, a shotgun, and an assault rifle, and over 400 rounds of ammunition, carries guns because they make him feel safer.

Under Jeff Sessions R (AL) All that the federal government will need to do to imprison Americans will be to merely accuse them of terrorism, without substantiating those charges with any evidence.

Under Jeff Sessions R (AL) All that the federal government will need to do to imprison Americans will be to merely accuse them of terrorism, without substantiating those charges with any evidence.

Experts say about one-third of returning military veterans battle mental illness and addiction.

Respect for constitutional protections of American civil liberty.

Transparency and public access in government.

Equal treatment of people under law.
The respect and pursuit of empirical knowledge through support  for science and education.
Protection of the Earth’s environmental richness.
Strengthening of economic opportunity for all.
Pursuit of peaceful solutions and opposition to militarism in policy.

A score of 0 means that Senator Sessions has participated in 0% of our slate of liberal actions in the 112th Congress.

Equal treatment of people under law

Sessions: Executive Amnesty Will Make It ‘Almost Impossible’ to Enforce Laws

Sessions: Obama Executive Amnesty ‘Decimating Law Enforcement’

Dunkin’ Donuts CEO: Amnesty for Illegals Will ‘Stimulate the Economy’

Jeff Sessions: Amnesty for DREAMers’ Parents Will Lure More Adults, Create Bigger Crisis

Jeb Bush: Deal With Illegals in ‘Compassionate’ Way

Texas Dem: Amnesty Shouldn’t Be Conditioned on Border Security

Jeff Sessions: This Week ‘Critical’ for Congress to Thwart Obama’s Plans to Nullify Immigration Laws

Jeff Sessions: Defund Obama’s Exec Amnesty in Next Funding Bill

Jeff Sessions: Senate Dems Willing Accomplices in Obama’s ‘Lawless’ Executive Amnesty

From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals

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Blue State Tax Dollars to FOX NEWS Billionaires or for Obama CARE

Blue State Tax Dollars to FOX NEWS Billionaires or for Obama CARE

#Hemp Prop 47 Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Statute.

What Your Vote Means:6-pack_solo hemp-healing-logo-307x205 images-1 images-2 images-3 Nullify-Now-North-Carolina-Thomas-Jefferson-quote-300x300 2 NutivaVilsackHempQuote_1a-web thomasjeffersonquotesfreedomthought-1 2014 JayZ_Prop 47 NOV 4 abraham-lincoln-government-quotes-no-man-is-good-enough-to-govern-another-man Familys back prop 47

A YES vote on this measure means: Criminal offenders who commit certain nonserious and nonviolent drug and property crimes would be sentenced to reduced penalties (such as shorter terms in jail). State savings resulting from the measure would be used to support school truancy and dropout prevention, victim services, mental health and drug abuse treatment, and other programs designed to keep offenders out of prison and jail.

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Yes on 47
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Us prison industry takes world by storm

The work is done by Unicor, previously known as Federal Prison Industries. It’s a government-owned corporation, established during the Depression, that employs about 20,000 inmates in 70 prisons to make everything from clothing to office furniture to solar panels to military electronics.

One of the company’s high-tech specialties: Patriot missile parts. “UNICOR/FPI supplies numerous electronic components and services for guided missiles, including the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missile,” Unicor’s website explains. “We assemble and distribute the Intermediate Frequency Processor (IFP) for the PAC-3s seeker. The IFP receives and filters radio-frequency signals that guide the missile toward its target.”

The missiles are then marketed worldwide — sometimes by Washington’s top officials. Last year, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates pitched the Patriots to the Turkish government last year, a diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks reveals: “SecDef stressed that ‘nothing can compete with the PAC-3 when it comes to capabilities.’”

Patriot assemblers Raytheon and Lockheed Martin aren’t the only defense contractors relying on prison help. As Rohrlich notes, Unicor “inmates also make cable assemblies for the McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15, the General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16, Bell/Textron’s Cobra helicopter, as well as electro-optical equipment for the BAE Systems Bradley Fighting Vehicle’s laser rangefinder.”

Unicor used to make helmets for the military, as well. But that work was suspended when 44,000 helmets were recalled for shoddy quality.

Government agencies — with the exception of the Defense Department and the CIA — are required to buy goods from Unicor, according to a Congressional Research Service report (.pdf). And no wonder: the labor costs are bordering on zero. “Inmates earn from $0.23 per hour up to a maximum of $1.15 per hour, depending on their proficiency and educational level, among other things,” the report notes.

Last year, Unicor grossed $772 million, according to its most recent financial report (.pdf). Traditionally, inmate salaries make up about five percent of that total.

Unicor insists that the deal is a good one for inmates — and for the government. The manufacturing work offers a chance for job training, which “improves the likelihood that inmates will remain crime-free upon their release,” the company says in its report. (Some reports suggest that Unicor prisoners are as much as 24% less likely to return to crime.)

The work also keeps the inmates in check, Unicor insists. “In the face of an escalating inmate population and an increasing percentage of inmates with histories of violence, FPI’s programs have helped ease tension and avert volatile situations,

thereby protecting lives and federal property,” the company says. “Prisons without meaningful activities for inmates are dangerous prisons, and dangerous prisons are expensive prisons.”

Algebra or Texas Prison

 


Studies have shown that the child not introduced to algebra by 4th grade is in line for the school to prison prison pipeline supported by Teachers/Cerberus/Freedom Group/NRA/Prison Industry.stop-math-hate-
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So texas cancels algebra II, instead of moving it into the elementary Level.
You can’t have a typical math class without finding at least one student daydreaming, fidgeting, or doodling in their notebooks, impatiently waiting for the class to be over. At some point, you’ve most likely heard kids complain saying “I’m never going to use this stuff ever again.
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Empathise, never sympathise with a math-hating child forced to graph linear equations against his will. Like it or not, cool math skills painfully acquired in school is to save a child’s Life.
1. A child who tries to solve a math problem quickly learns that he needs to follow a specific series of steps in an orderly manner without making a single error.

2. Math equips you with problem-solving skills that help you analyze real life situations and arrive at logical solutions based on the given data.
3. Math teaches us many significant skills that we use every single day without even realizing it. For instance, a working knowledge of fractions is useful while interpreting road signs that tell us the distance we must cover to reach a destination.

 

 

 

 

 

To the degree that the public is even minimally aware of how moneyed players in the prison-industrial complex push for extensive and harsh arrest laws, it is usually the private prison industry and prison guard unions that are pointed to as playing the lead roles in this nasty game. Job-protecting police unions and war-on-drug agencies play strong support roles. The role of bail bonders is virtually invisible to the public.

But the BBI has grown into quite a political force over four decades even as their individual operations are largely obscured behind contrasting popular images of mom and pop bail bonds storefronts or less-than-friendly outlaw bounty hunters. Currently, it is pushing conservative legislation by courting politicians via bipartisan campaign donations and lobbying efforts. It also plays a visible role in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) – an influential right wing national group significantly funded by the oil magnate and far-right wing Koch Brothers. ALEC creates and then promotes “model legislation,” including, most famously, the controversial Stand Your Ground gun law and attacks on public employee unions.

One dramatic example of recent BBI activity is in the realm of pretrial services. These services mitigate jail and prison overcrowding through pretrial release based on factors other than one’s ability to post money bail, such as a detainee’s offense record, drug history and employment status.

Governor Brown lines up alongside Republicans to collect, with California, Florida and Texas as the top three BBI donor states. The bail industry has targeted such “no-bail-required” practices for hammer blows along with other modern reforms. These reforms tend toward reducing drug possession charges from felonies to misdemeanors that require no bail and favor treatment rather than jail. Many experts and the public at large regard these reforms as more sensible and more effective.

Other than the generalized and vast legalized political corruption and vote selling that results from the need to obtain campaign funds in America, there is no specific pattern that describes the many politicians who crash their own principles under bail industry pressures. These pols occupy the racial, ethnic, gender and regional spectrum. If you are stuck believing the paradigm that Democrats offer a progressive alternative to the drug war’s brutal mass incarceration policies – as opposed to Republican ideological commitment to being “tough on crime and drugs” – think again. In a time which demands alternatives to drug war decimation of nonwhite communities, many Democrats across the country line up alongside Republicans to collect, with California, Florida and Texas as the top three BBI donor states.

RED STATE Prison Industry

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.

Ronald Reagan- The CIA, the Contras and Crack Cocaine

The CIA planes brought guns, washing machines, gourmet food, and fancy furniture intto Colombia and took drugs back to the U.S.”Some of the people involved in drug smuggling are present or past agents of the Central Intelligence Agency.”

The lead DEA agent in Central America tried to tell Bush that “something funny” was going on 

Palatio’s involvement came about from her relationship with an upper-class Colombian whose social circle included 3people deeply involved in the drug trade,2 she told Senator Kerry in her 1986 statement to his narcotics committee. Concerned for the safety of her daughter, she eventually volunteered to work with the FBI in the early 1980s, because, she said, “I was angry about what drugs were doing to the people I knew and to the United States government itself.”

FORMER DEA AGENT BLOWS THE WHISTLE
Celerino Castillo III, a 15-year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration, observed first-hand a drug-smuggling operation in the mid-180s at the Ilopango airport, a military facility under the direct control of the CIA and Lt. Col. Oliver North during the colonel’s heady days at the National Security Council. But it was on January 14, 1986, the day he met then-Vice President George Bush at a Guatemalan embassy reception, that Castillo became truly concerned about what he had witnessed.

The lead DEA agent in Central America, Castillo tried to tell Bush that “something funny” was going on at Ilopango. “But he just shook my hand, smiled and walked away from me,” Castillo recently recalled in an interview. Later that same day, he says, Bush met with North and Contra leader Adolfo Calero.

Castillo, in-country agent for the DEA, went on to gather evidence that was formally documented in a Feb. 14, 1989, memo to his Guatemala-based DEA supervisor. He detailed how known traffickers with multiple DEA files used Hangars Four and Five in Llopango for drug smuggling. Despite their backgrounds, asserted Castillo in the memo, the traffickers had obtained U.S. visas. Furthermore, said Castillo, “the CIA owned one hangar, and the National Security Council ran the other.”

“There is no doubt that they [agents from the U.S. government] were running large quantities of cocaine into the U.S. to support the Contras,” Castillo said. “We saw the cocaine and we saw boxes full of money. We’re talking about very large quantities of cocaine and millions of dollars.”

According to Castillo, “my reports contain not only the names of traffickers, but their destinations, flight paths, tail numbers, and the date and time of each flight.” Castillo said that he was told by his supervisor to lay low and that if he did go ahead and disclose the information he had gathered, he might be jeopardizing his career because he had stumbled onto a “White House” operation.

Despite Castillo’s impending silence, further evidence of the contra-cocaine connection supporting his accounts was revealed 10 years ago in the form of an internal document of the since-disbanded Select House Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control.

In a syndicated Newsday article on March 31, 1987, contents of an eight-page June 25, 1986, staff memorandum clearly stated that “a number of individuals who supported the Contras and who participated in Contra activity in Texas, Louisiana, California and Florida, as well as in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, have suggested that cocaine is being smuggled in the U.S. through the same infrastructure which is procuring, storing and transporting weapons, explosives, ammunition and military equipment for the Contras from the United States.”

Blum testified that the civil war provided clandestine air strips, cowboy pilots who would fly junker airplanes, people who would make arrangements for the clandestine movement of money — all of which were “perfect facilities for someone in the drug business. So there were people who were connected very directly to the CIA who had those facilities, and allowed them to be used, and indeed, personally profited from their use.”