In this video, Jeannie Alexander describes the difference between how United States culture views justice and restorative justice which brings peace.
This video shows an auction of a private detention center that imprisons immigrants coming to the U.S. Watch to learn more about the prison industrial complex.
This video shows the auction of a private prison. At detention centers like this one, prisoners are detained for profit. In other words, the more people in the prison, the more money the private prisons make. Moreover, the private prison industry is powerful and has influenced recent immigration policy because a majority of people in private prisons are immigrants. Therefore, private prisons profit from strict immigration policies. As you can hear in the video, the auctioneer boasts that the prison will have "an endless supply of product." Of course, he means people, immigrants and others who are detained so the prison can make money. To learn more about this issue, you can watch the full documentary here.
One of the most striking issues regarding the U.S. mass incarceration problem is how private prisons profit from the detention of prisoners, especially immigrants. Share with a small group to help make others aware of how private prisons use prisoners to make money.
Many times we hear or read something that changes the way we think about an issue. But how often do we share that change of heart with others?
After learning more about mass incarceration and realities of private prisons, use your new knowledge and bring it to a group of friends, a small group at church, or start a new gathering. Below is the full documentary about the Private Prison industry that the earlier video was taken from. In your small group: