. Censorship is used to prevent our advocacy. The private prison industry is rich and extremely cruel.
I am convinced that government technology is used to prevent disclosure about individual torture and murders of mentally ill people, and that media companies have been induced to ignore certain reports. reports, "Outrage over private prisons is largely a distraction from the wider issues of the prison-industrial complex."
Are For-Profit Prisons, or Public Unions, the Biggest Lobby No One’s Talking About?
"The prison-industrial complex is big business not just for the private prison companies dabbling in it but for the governments, federal, state, and local [governments], and their employees, that use prisons as a source of revenue, jobs, and even political capital."
The Post reports: "The two largest for-profit prison companies in the United States – GEO and Corrections Corporation of America – and their associates have funneled more than $10 million to candidates since 1989 and have spent nearly $25 million on lobbying efforts. Meanwhile, these private companies have seen their revenue and market share soar. They now rake in a combined $3.3billion in annual revenue and the private federal prison population more than doubled between 2000 and 2010, according to a report by the Justice Policy Institute."
Very few media companies will explore why America's mentally challenged people comprise half of the country's estimated 2.3 million inmates rather than being treated for their chronic mental health problems like people with other medical conditions. It is wrong to use our most vulnerable citizens for prison commodities to further enrich the wealthy.
Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs provide subsistence assistance and mandated psychiatric treatment. AOT programs reduce future incidences of homelessness, imprisonment, and hospitalizations by over 85 percent. That is exactly why AOT programs are not instituted and funded. Our decision makers, including elected and appointed officials, are themselves allowed to indulge in conflicts of interest as prison investors. They benefit directly by mass incarceration, and the mentally ill are their easy prey.
for helping to shine a light on the torture and deaths that mentally ill inmates endure in Florida correctional facilities, and we urge other media companies to help expose and oppose the wrongful incarcerations, brutality, and deaths of mentally ill Americans.