Episode 9: Dungeons and Dividends

Over 130,000¬†people are incarcerated in private prisons, institutions run by companies whose main goal is profit, not rehabilitation. Like any responsible corporation, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA, now known as CoreCivic) cuts costs to the bone by paying minimal salaries, chronically understaffing its prisons, and and skimping on prisoners’ healthcare. The savings are passed on to shareholders, and the costs are borne by the prisoners, corrections officers, and society at large.

In this episode we take a deep dive into Shane Bauer’s undercover expos√© of the private prison industry, My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard.

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SOURCES

Climate

Massive Permafrost Thaw Documented in Canada, Portends Huge Carbon Release, Bob Berwyn

Main Topic

My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard, Shane Bauer

The Private Prison Industry Is Licking Its Chops Over Trump’s Deportation Plans, Madison Pauly

Prison Stocks Soar Under Trump As Jeff Sessions Okays Private Jails, Adam Sarhan

Prisoners in 2015 – Bureau of Justice Statistics (https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/p15.pdf)

SPECIAL THANKS

INTRO: Jon Ellig

LOGO: Jake Karcher

MUSIC: Walk With Me, Silent Partner

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