Profiting from Prisoners: Time Is Money

Number 26960
Subject Incarceration
Source Center for Public Integrity
State Washington, D.C.
Year 2014
Publication Date October 2, 2014-November 12, 2014
Summary "Time Is Money" takes the audience inside prisons, vendors’ operations and families’ homes to reveal a growing structural inequity in society: As mass incarceration stretches corrections department budgets, prisons are cutting back on basic services like providing toilet paper, winter clothes and substance abuse counseling for inmates, forcing families to close the gap. They end up paying into a hidden pipeline of cash flowing directly from relatives’ pockets into a hidden, multi-billion dollar pipeline of cash -- facilitated by financial companies -- to the coffers of prisons and the vendors they employ.
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Keywords mass incarceration, money in prison
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