US Prisons Are Modern Slave Plantations

A new report from prison abolition group Worth Rises has exposed the extent to which corporate America profits from the desperation of the incarcerated. The 132-page study, entitled “The Prison Industry: how it started, how it works, how it harms,” blows the lid off the scandalous business practices organizations involved in what has become known as the “prison industrial complex” employ to reap billions in annual profits.

“The prison industry is ubiquitous in our society. And yet we pay so little attention to it and we know so little about it. This report is really hoping to unveil the prison industry, the government and corporate actors who are exploiting the fact that they have been in the shadows,” Bianca Tylek, Worth Rises’ founder and executive director told MintPress.

 

In economics, a “captive market” is a situation where consumers face a severely limited number of suppliers, meaning their only choice is to purchase what is available (usually at a much higher price) or make no purchase at all. Most people resent and feel exploited by the higher prices in captive market situations like stadiums, movie theaters, and airports. But prisons take captive markets to a whole new level.

Being incarcerated is expensive, with inmates forced to pay for extra food and many things most would consider basic necessities, such as toothpaste and phone calls. Often just being sent to a correctional facility incurs a $100 “processing fee” prisoners must pay, while visitors are often charged “background check fees” as well. Prisoners’ friends and families transfer $1.8 billion into correctional facilities every year. Faced with no other choices, they are forced to accept money transfer fees up to an outrageous 45%. Financial corporations like JPay and JP Morgan Chase partner with correctional facilities in order to ensure the best deal for them — and the worst deal for the prisoners. As the report notes:

The industry was built on a profit-sharing model between financial services corporations and correctional agencies — the cost of which is layered onto money transfer fees and billed to families. After years of corporate grooming, some agencies now explicitly award contracts to the bidder offering the highest kick back percentage. As a result, not only are contracts often awarded to the most expensive service provider, but correctional administrators are also incentivized to limit cheaper or free alternatives from which they do not profit.

Prisoners are often forced to use special debit cards for purchases, many of which charge fees as high as $2.95 per transaction, $0.95 for declined transactions, and a weekly “service fee” of $2.50. And on the outside, JP Morgan Chase charges a $10 fee to withdraw money from the card at an ATM.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/prison-industrial-complex-report-growth-of-incarceration-prison-exploitation/273673/

The Gates Family, Eugenics and COVID-19

Bill Gates, through philanthropist projects, has been positioned as a likeable, mild-mannered figure, who expresses his ambition to improve the health of the world through new vaccine development and technological innovation.

Closer investigation reveals the Gates family has documented ties to reinvented eugenics movements of the modern age and the work carried out by their organisation shows ulterior motives contrary to saving lives.

In the following, Ethan Nash examines links between COVID-19 ‘solutions’ and social eugenics movements, including Bill Gates Snr and Planned Parenthood, the Gates Foundation and philanthropy deceptions, vested vaccine interests and engineering a pandemic.

THE EUGENICS MOVEMENT

In the late 19th century — a critical time in development of the sciences — British scholar Sir Francis Galton, in his book Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development, coined the term ‘eugenics’.

Galton, whose cousin was Charles Darwin, hoped to ‘better humankind’ through the ‘science of improving the human species’ by selectively mating people with specific desirable hereditary traits.

Decades of research on ‘controlled breeding’, including through means of sterilization, soon became accepted mainstream science at the turn of the century and the eugenics movement was born.

Supporters of eugenics believe people inherit mental illness, criminal tendencies and even poverty, and that these conditions can be ‘bred out’ of the human gene pool through forced sterilization. Not surprisingly, ‘undesirable’ traits were concentrated in poor, uneducated and minority populations.

Many professionals in the scientific and biological fields rigorously researched ways to ‘improve the human race’ through means of eliminating these ‘negative traits’, and the movement would soon garner widespread political support — particularly in Australia.

As we have explored, the likes of Professor Richard Berry and growing Eugenics Societies of NSW and Victoriaplayed a pivotal role in mass campaigns for laws allowing the establishment of a ”lethal chamber” to euthanise what these groups called ”the grosser types of our mental defectives”.

Following World War I, numerous eugenics-based ideologies were beginning to enter mainstream societies across the world. However, after Hitler would adopt these concepts and implement an aggressive form of the concept, the world grew sour and a new change was needed to continue.

CULTURAL MARXISM

The concepts of eugenics were not exorcised from Western thinking following World War II, rather, they went underground or and were reinvented by assuming more “compassionate” guises.

Julian Huxley’s significant contributions to the movement ensured that the underlying notions associated with eugenics would transform and continue into new social movements.

During the 1950s, these groups would re-define eugenics as ‘socially progressive’, with linkages to the newly formed and comprehensive welfare states that offered ‘solutions’ to poverty and disease.

The Rockefeller Foundation heavily financed the modern eugenics movement and think-tanks such as the Tavistock Institute would give birth to many influential individuals and ‘social’ organisations.

Huxley adeptly associated the ‘new and modern’ eugenics movement with a range of reformist ideologies, such as the popularisation of birth control, the decriminalisation of homosexuality and abortion law reform. He described this process as “eugenic modernisation”.

The basic premise remained the same, however: it is far easier to eliminate the poor and the suffering, than it is to eliminate the complex and tenacious sources of their poverty or their suffering.

These people believe the masses are too moronic to govern themselves.

A plethora of new-age organisations and movements would arise during the era of ‘counter-culture’, and this ‘progression’ continued, the now-notorious Gates family would soon enter the picture.

BILL GATES SNR AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

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