Time is money: who’s making a buck off prisoners’ families? How a web of prison bankers, private vendors and corrections agencies profit by shifting costs onto inmates’ families.

This video starts off slowly in the first few minutes but its pretty informative. 

It’s about a company called jPay that charges inmates families to send them money. They take 35% off the top and split that with the prison. Then the prison charges the inmates exorbitant prices to spend the money on goods in jail and takes the rest. 

The CEO of jPay said that most of their customers are Black women between the ages of 25-36 years old. 

brainflavoredzombiesnacks:

thetrillestqueen:

headturnmeon:

stillslabbinsteadyholdin:

youngprinceofzamunda:

aint this bout a bitch

Outsmart the pigs young brother. Good show. 

Wow

SHOUT OUT

HELL yea expose them

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lover-root:

The U.S. Department of Justice has accused officials in Lauderdale County, Mississippi of running ‘a school-to-prison’ pipeline that jails juveniles for even minor school disciplinary problems.
A letter sent by the civil rights division on Friday charges that the Lauderdale County Youth Court, the Meridian Police Department, and the Mississippi Division of Youth Services have been violating the constitutional rights of children in Lauderdale County and the City of Meridian.
According to the letter, an investigation launched last December revealed that “the agencies have helped to operate a school-to-prison pipeline whereby children arrested in local schools become entangled in a cycle of incarceration without substantive and procedural protections required by the U.S. Constitution. The department’s findings show that children in Lauderdale County have been routinely and repeatedly incarcerated for allegedly committing school disciplinary infractions and are punished disproportionately, without constitutionally required procedural safeguards. Children have also been arrested at school for offenses as minor as defiance.”

“Furthermore,” it continues, “children on probation are routinely arrested and incarcerated for allegedly violating their probation by committing minor school infractions, such as dress code violations, which result in suspensions. The department’s investigation showed that students most affected by this system are African-American children and children with disabilities.”



While our people continually make up fake stories about the boogeyman (The Illuminati), there are real tragedies right here in our faces that get ignored by the masses. 

lover-root:

The U.S. Department of Justice has accused officials in Lauderdale County, Mississippi of running ‘a school-to-prison’ pipeline that jails juveniles for even minor school disciplinary problems.

letter sent by the civil rights division on Friday charges that the Lauderdale County Youth Court, the Meridian Police Department, and the Mississippi Division of Youth Services have been violating the constitutional rights of children in Lauderdale County and the City of Meridian.

According to the letter, an investigation launched last December revealed that “the agencies have helped to operate a school-to-prison pipeline whereby children arrested in local schools become entangled in a cycle of incarceration without substantive and procedural protections required by the U.S. Constitution. The department’s findings show that children in Lauderdale County have been routinely and repeatedly incarcerated for allegedly committing school disciplinary infractions and are punished disproportionately, without constitutionally required procedural safeguards. Children have also been arrested at school for offenses as minor as defiance.”

“Furthermore,” it continues, “children on probation are routinely arrested and incarcerated for allegedly violating their probation by committing minor school infractions, such as dress code violations, which result in suspensions. The department’s investigation showed that students most affected by this system are African-American children and children with disabilities.”

While our people continually make up fake stories about the boogeyman (The Illuminati), there are real tragedies right here in our faces that get ignored by the masses. 

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owsposters:

Louisiana’s Slave-Trading 2.0
Via the Times-Picayune
Note: This data is stunning!

The realities they lay out in this article are absolutely horrific. 

owsposters:

Louisiana’s Slave-Trading 2.0

Via the Times-Picayune

Note: This data is stunning!

The realities they lay out in this article are absolutely horrific. 

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thenapturalone:

roropcoldchain:

thedailywhat:

Alleged Evidence Planting Video Evidence of the Day: Police dashcam footage released by the Utica Phoenix over the weekend appears to show a Utica PD officer planting the contents of a bag filled with an unknown substance inside the vehicle of an African-American couple pulled over for an alleged traffic violation.

According to the Phoenix, the traffic stop occurred last February, and the video has since been “widely distributed through the Black community,” fueling “the renewal of complaints long charged against the Utica Police of the planting of evidence and other abuses by the local force.”

In the video an officer can be seen leading away a cuffed individual (0:50) just before a second officer, standing next to an opened passenger door, appears to pull a bag out of his pocket (~1:02), and place it inside the vehicle. Moments later (~1:30), the same officer removes what may be the same bag, now opened, from the car, and steps away.

The Phoenix reached out to Utica Police for comment and were told that an internal affairs investigation into the incident was ongoing.

[phoenix / reddit.]

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Fucking What

The prison industrial complex is a very very very real thing. There are various ways in which our society wants black men to fail. 

(Source: thedailywhat)

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