Tuesday, February 24, 2015



Hal Pepinsky, pepinsky@indiana.edu, “peacemaking” at pepinsky.blogspot.com

February 24, 2015


                Today’s broadcast of “Democracy Now!” includes a 15-minute segment on prison privatization, centered on the current federal prisoners’ protest or strike (aka “uprising” or “riot”) at a private, for-profit prison in Texas (http://www.democracynow.org/2015/2/24/revolt_at_ritmo_dire_conditions_in ).  I recommend it for classroom use.  It does a nice job of describing conditions endemic to private prisons.  It speaks directly to the problems of private, for-profit incarceration nationwide.  What privatization does to our politically least eligible class of customers is perhaps the most glaring case of the problem of lack of public accountability that privatization of all government services presents.  Love and peace, hal

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