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Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group Message Board › State-Sponsored Violence - The Death Penalty vs. Humanianity

State-Sponsored Violence - The Death Penalty vs. Humanianity

A former member
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America's Prison System Is An International Embarrassment


"There are more blacks under correctional control today — in prison or jail, on probation or parole — than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began."

In 2005, 4 out of 5 drug arrests were for possession not trafficking, and 80 percent of the increase in drug arrests in the 1990s was for marijuana.

The development of for-profit prison companies and their vast lobbying and political apparatus doesn't help.
Prisoners now manufacture and assemble products for Microsoft, Starbucks, Victoria's Secret, Boeing, as well as body armor for soldiers and handcuff cases for law enforcement officers.

In 2007, taxpayers spent 74 billion on prisons, with the largest percentage increase of prisoners going to for-profit prison companies.

A former member
Post #: 1,077


3 June 2013
ACLU alleges massive human rights violations at Mississippi private prison

A lawsuit filed Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center accuses the for-profit East Mississippi Correctional Facility of major human rights violations.
The prison, operated by Management and Training Corporation with health care provided by Health Assurance, LLC, is designed to house prisoners with major psychiatric disabilities.

The lawsuit describes appalling conditions:
no working toilets,
no working lights,
prisoners underfed,
prisoners pushed to suicide or setting fires in order to receive medical attention.

Inmates sustained gruesome injuries:
one was rendered legally blind by the refusal of the facility to provide for his glaucoma medication;
another developed gangrene and had his finger amputated after being stabbed.

A former member
Post #: 4
An entire nation can be devised into an open air prison.


Former US President Jimmy Carter explains how Israel has put Palestinians in open air prisons


On an Israelis-only road, approaching Ofer Prison in the Occupied West Bank
Is Disneyland an open courtyard in a giant prison?

In the movie 'Escape from New York' the city of New York is a giant prison. But in the remake of 'Escape from New York' this prison grew until the entire planet became a prison, inventory or control system ran from machines orbiting over Earth's population of humans.
This system was turn off in the final act of the movie by Snake Plisken who turned out not to be a reptile or snake after all since he gave choice to those who had no choice in their life circumstances, the gal who was set to be executed in the electric chair.


My name is Plissken
In the movie 'Elysium' the home world where the free people live is a giant orbiting satellite called 'Elysium' a floating disk over the prison planet Earth which is separated by a giant wall of 'space' which may only be traversed with restricted technology not available to the prisoner workers of Earth.


ELYSIUM - Official Trailer - In Theaters August 9th

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