Nazi Concentration camps, except without the mass killings. They make everything a crime so they can put more people behind bars so they get paid, and we are willing to bet, many in politics have a share in the prison business as well. This country runs on prisons, without them, we'd be more broke. They have to pay their debts somehow, so they lock us up!
Private prisons undermine our democracy and destroy our communities by lobbying to keep immigrants and people of color locked away. Enlace and its allies are fighting back through a campaign to divest from the private prison industry.
Private prison companies like CCA and GEO Group profit when more people go to jail. Their business model depends on the success of their lobbying efforts, which result in laws that criminalize marginalized communities in order to keep people in jail. Over the past decade, immigrant detention has made millions of dollars for the private prison industry at the cost of hundreds of thousands of immigrant lives. Enlace and its allies are standing up to private prisons and calling for divestment from an industry that profits from racism and human misery. (More Info)