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 The five southeastern states of the US, long known for their corruption within the so-called justice system, are notorious for gaming the system.  Backwoods lawyers, Billy-Bob judges and Boss Hog type law enforcement personnel are all too common.  After all, these are just human beings; who cares?  As long as there is money to be made, there seems to be no shortage of individuals willing to profit from what has become nothing short of human trafficking for profits.

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Finding reasons to put people in prisons has become big business in the US.  Beginning in the 1980’s, prisons began privatizing for profit, making that profit off the forced labor of prisoners who saw not one dime in return for their labor.  John Ashcroft helped along the prisoner-for-profit program by handing down mandated prison term guidelines.  The so-called justice system dutifully complied with federal mandates as money, and lots of it, began to flow from the exaggerated prison sentences.  Wall Street began selling bonds on the labor of prisoners and the number of prisoners to foreign countries; bonds that were based on the length of time they could be guaranteed that prisoners would be held. 

Now that corporations with the help of the federal government had successfully converted prisoners into commodities to be traded globally, prisons saw an almost immediate end to actual punishment as prisoner labor was now sold to profit the corporation.  Because the corporations owning and running prisons have only one duty, to make a profit, it is not uncommon for these prisons to be understaffed and for security to be less than desirable to keep costs down.  Medical treatment is in short supply.

Corporations have perpetuated a growth industry which must be profitable.  To be profitable requires a continuously new population of prisoners sentenced to lengthy terms.  In many cases these terms are drug related, or consist of other non-violent crime.  With the extended sentences the prison population of the US has grown from 225,000 in the early 80’s to more than 2.5 million currently.

Prisoners now answer phones for corporations, make 36% of all appliances sold in the US, license plates, road construction, and various other jobs, all performed for the profits of the corporation.  The corporations also collect from the states and federal governments while at the same time profiting from the contracting out of prison labor.  The higher the prison population the greater the number of prisoner bonds sold on Wall Street.  This is organized crime perpetuated by private corporations who treat the prisoners as commodities.

C.J.T.S. is a corporation dedicated to the tracking and coding of prisoners and provides the software to do it.  Using this system and one called CUSIP:

From Owners of the American Prison System

“a nine digit number (called Ordnance Number) is issued for the Certificate of Stocks going internationally to ANNA (Lynn’s note: see link for ANNA which is in Brussels, Belgium at http://www.cusip.com ). These Securities are sold through the Commodity and Security Exchange. The bottom line is they are selling stocks in the prison system. The jails are referred to as Warehouses and the prisoners are called Goods”

 From the moment a person is arrested for any reason, the prisoner cash register starts ringing. This can be for something as simple as a traffic ticket.  The law enforcement department making the arrest assigns a pre-defined code to the charges being made.  This code has a monetary value and the money starts rolling from this point on all the way through the system.  Publicly traded prisoner stocks, took a tumble in 2008, but look as if they will rebound as the Obama Administration along with Senators McCain and Lieberman, and others such as Graham and Shumer devise plans to increase ever greater numbers of US citizens under the false flag of national security. 

The five southeastern states of the US, long known for their corruption within the so-called justice system, are notorious for gaming the system.  Backwoods lawyers, Billy-Bob judges and Boss Hog type law enforcement personnel are all too common.  After all, these are just human beings; who cares?  As long as there is money to be made, there seems to be no shortage of individuals willing to profit from what has become nothing short of human trafficking for profits. 

Let’s say for instance you get prison time in Georgia but at the same time Alabama has a hold on you for a misdemeanor.  You do your time in Georgia and get a parole date.  Alabama puts a hold on you saying they intend to pick you up on your parole date.  Only Alabama decides not to come until much later…say a few weeks to maybe a year later.  What happens?  The prisoner cash register continues to ring.

Georgia basically sells the prisoner to the private corporation for the duration of his sentence.  During this time, the prisoner can be contracted out privately for labor either for the corporation or to a private enterprise.  The prisoner makes no money.  The corporation continues to collect from the state for each day they hold the prisoner beyond parole.

Alabama, who has no intentions of showing up any time soon, is still allowed to list that prisoner on their books as a result of the hold for the misdemeanor even though they have never actually taken custody of him/her.  While this is going on, a private company most times, is hired to transport the prisoner from Georgia to Alabama.  From the moment they are contracted until they physically pick the prisoner up and begin physically transporting him/her, they charge a daily rate for transport even though they have never actually picked the prisoner up.  Again this can continue for weeks or a year or more and the prisoner has never actually gone anywhere except to work.  It’s a real money maker for all concerned and it is human trafficking that is government sanctioned. 

A well researched site concerning the profiteering resulting from imprisonment can be found at: Owners of the Prison Sytem in America which list several of the prime stockholders profiting from aggressive imprisonment:

Profiteering off the prisoners / Prime stockholders in Correction Corp. of America / Funding Streams Exposed / Corporate Public Private Scheme Exploiting, Criminalizing Vulnerable People

While incarcerated, prisoners are not allowed to receive packages from the outside except for maybe some holidays.  Personal needs items, such as toothpaste and deodorant must be purchased from the corporately owned prison store.  As the prisoners are making no money for their labor, one has to wonder how this will be accomplished.  For those who have family or friends who will send money to put on the books for the prisoner it is not such a big deal.  But what about those that don’t?   And, almost every prison system takes a percentage of the money sent to prisoners for “processing”.   Anything for a buck and if no one objects to the parasitic system nothing is done to stop it. 

Alabama and Louisiana are two of the worst states for mistreatment of prisoners, with Georgia coming in a close third.  In 55 of Alabama’s counties, the sheriffs are allowed to keep any profits they can generate.  This can be from contracting out prison labor to near starvation of prisoners and pocketing the profits which can reach levels in the hundreds of thousands.  In Alabama, shortchanging the food supplies and keeping the change is not uncommon. 

This is our so-called justice system.  The system has been largely privatized and Wall Street is selling the labor of human beings as a commodity.  Although there is no doubt that violent criminals should be incarcerated, it is estimated that 60% of those in the prison system are there for non-violent crimes and much of that are for crimes in which there was no victim: no injured party. 

For us there seems to be a glaring issue with the state or federal government levying the charges, adjudicating the crime, mandating incarceration and the wholesale selling of human prisoners to private corporations and allowing them to profit from what is nothing less than human slavery.

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