Debtors prisons life inside americas for profit

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Debtors’ Prisons: life Inside Americas For-Profit Justice System If you want to create a system to make people poor and keep people poor, this is the system you would create A prison used in the early 19th century Targets were primarily Black and below the poverty line “We don’t worry about criminals, we worry about city officials… they’re the real criminals” The unconditional fear that people live in because they will get fined for anything ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY This system only affects the poor, the poor are the only people lined up outside the municipal court “Pay the fine or your’e gonna go to Jail… they do not care if you do not afford it” Cities where white flight has occurred is where people are being the most targeted “In order for this system to work, you are going to have to issue warrants” Extortion of the people because of a fall in money “Young black men were not supposed to drive infinity’s” 1991, Atlanta Georgia passed a law that allowed private companies to take over probation services Simply nothing more than an extortion racket Creating a perpetual cycle that keeps people in debt and removing their ability to work/ pay back any fines and keeping people in Jail October 16 th ,2017
FILM: 13 th cont. The immediate dehumanization that nobody can understand unless they have lived through it. Human being are not meant become locked up like pets “Not enough to deprive you of your liberty, but you are also going to be punished” **Nearly 30% of the black male population in Alabama have lost the right to vote Once you have branded some one of becoming a product of the system, they have lost rights that are similar to the Jim Crow laws White mens likelihood of imprisonment is 1 inn 17 Black mens likelihood of imprisonment is 1 in 3 o About 40% of prison pop Feguson was not just about mike brown it was a pattern of criminalization o People seen as enemy of the state o Seen as enemy combatants without any rights… killed with impunity o Similarities between riots were started because of police brutality Must shock people into paying attention o Civil rights movement brought people to action What has changed now is through social media we can force a conversation of the evidence we see o Eric Gardner o Philando castile o Etc Its about changing the way this country sees human dignity o BLM o Opposite of criminalization is humanization The truth is we are living at that time and we are tolerating it *The comparison between lynching and large crowds watching with videos on social media and mass amounts of people watching without doing anything o Black death as a spectacle o Hip hop technology and our skillful use of it for progressive purposes We could use it for both party and progressiveness *Extending humanism to other people..

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