April 23rd, 2012
(RussiaToday) – One out of every 100 citizens in the US is behind bars, and most of them are minorities. The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population but holds one-quarter of the world’s prisoners. The prison industrial complex has a vested interest in keeping people locked up, and Wells Fargo is one of the companies that is profiting for the practice and pushing for legislation that will maximize their profits.
Russ Baker, editor-in-chief for WhoWhatWhy, joins Abby Martin to give his take on private prisons.
Axel Caballero, founder of Cuentame, joins Abby Martin to speak about the prison industrial complex.
Source: Media Roots