Special Report on Slavery 2 ...
Last updated  05/22/2016 

Gov’t Guarantees 90% Occupancy Rate
In Private Prisons

 
Federal Bureau of Prisons director Harley Lappin speaks during a news conference at the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill., in 2009.

The $250 million proposal, circulated by the Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America to prison officials in 48 states, has been blasted by some state officials who suggest such a program could pressure criminal justice officials to seek harsher sentences to maintain the contractually required occupancy rates.        (More)       

RACE, GENDER AND THE SCHOOL-TOPRISON PIPELINE
EXPANDING OUR DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE BLACK GIRLS

         

The African American Policy Forum has long articulated the critical need to incorporate a gender analysis in addressing the contemporary legacies of racial exclusion. Recent initiatives that have addressed the vulnerabilities that contribute to both the exclusionary discipline and over-incarceration of Black boys and men reflect this awareness. Building on the growing literature and interventions that have developed to address what is widely framed as the “school to prison pipeline” for boys, this Report addresses dimensions of girls’ vulnerability that are frequently obscured by their relative absence from this conversation. The Report acknowledges that both while boys and girls face particular vulnerabilities that contribute to the  rowth in their criminal supervision, the differences between them make a difference in shaping the frameworks and interventions capture the problem.        (More)       

Prison Expansionism, Media, and “Offender Pools”: An Abolitionist Perspective on the Criminalization of Minorities in the Canadian Criminal Justice System

         

The role of the mass media to propagate messages of criminality to the general public is vital in this process.Mathiesen illustrates the dangerousness of the “new media” and points out how we have become dependent on media institutions for “definitions, significance, and response” (1986, 85). The operation of the media to “prime audiences” serves to reinforce specific messages about race and criminality to the general population (Jiwani 2011, 45). Working alongside priming is the use of “media templates” to simplify analysis of news stories to ameliorate misunderstandings the general population possess regarding news events (Jiwani 2011, 45). Stereotypes and racial profiling are the trademarks of the mass media, aiding to criminalize those outside of the mythical norm.        (More)   

Elementary Schoolers' Arrests In Florida
Alarm Justice Officials
                        

Janay Jelks loves singing, coloring and Dora the Explorer. She's 12 but has the mental age of a preschooler.

She also has a felony rap sheet.

Janay has been arrested three times since September at Cherokee School, an Orlando elementary school designed to be a safe place for the youngest Orange County students with severe emotional problems.

She's not alone. Since the start of school in August, police have arrested 11 students a total of 14 times at Cherokee, which has an enrollment of 57.        (More)       

African American Students in Illinois Disproportionately Face Suspensions

         

One of every 4 African-American public school students in Illinois was suspended at least once for disciplinary reasons during the 2009-10 school year, the highest rate among 47 states examined in a national study released Tuesday.

Illinois schools, in particular Chicago Public Schools, also had the widest gap in suspension rates between black and white students, according to the report, underscoring concerns by many educators that African-Americans face harsher discipline than their classmates.        (More)       

If Students Learn Differently, Why Do Public Schools
Only Support One Way?

         
  • Linguistic: Ability to think in words and to use language to express complex meanings: Walt Whitman.
  • Logical-mathematical: Ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses and perform complex mathematical operations: Albert Einstein.
  • Spatial: Ability to think in three-dimensional ways; perceive external and internal imagery; re-create, transform, or modify images; navigate oneself and objects through space; and produce or decode graphic information: Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Bodily-kinesthetic: Ability to manipulate objects and fine-tune physical skills: Michael Jordan.
  • Musical: Ability to distinguish and create pitch, melody, rhythm, and tone: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • Interpersonal: Ability to understand and interact effectively with others: Mother Teresa.
  • Intrapersonal: Ability to construct an accurate self-perception and to use this knowledge in planning and directing one’s life: Sigmund Freud.
  • Naturalist: Ability to observe patterns in nature, identify and classify objects, and understand natural and human-made systems: Rachel Carson.          (More)         

Against School*
John Taylor Gatto**

         

But we don't do that. And the more I asked why not, and persisted in thinking about the "problem" of schooling as an engineer might, the more I missed the point: What if there is no "problem" with our schools? What if they are the way they are, so expensively flying in the face of common sense and long experience in how children learn things, not because they are doing something wrong but because they are doing something right? Is it possible that George W. Bush accidentally spoke the truth when he said we would "leave no child behind"? Could it be that our schools are designed to make sure not one of them ever really grows up?        (More)       

Penal labour
         
The 13th Amendment of the American Constitution in 1865 explicitly allows penal labour as it states that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Unconvicted detainees awaiting trial cannot be forced to participate in forced rehabilitative labor programs in prison as it violates the Thirteenth Amendment. However the "convict lease" system became popular in the South in the late 19th century. Since the impoverished state governments could not afford penitentiaries, they leased out prisoners to work at private firms. According to Douglas A. Blackmon, it was Southern policy to intimidate blacks; tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested and leased to coal mines, lumber camps, brickyards, railroads, quarries and farm plantations.[15]        (More)       
         

"The history of Big Pharma is rife with the use of prisoners for medical experiments," said Mike Adams, a consumer health advocate and critic of pharmaceutical companies. "If you want to see what happens to prisoners when medical experiments are allowed, just read about the history of Bayer, Nazi prison camps and IG Farben. Or examine the history of medical experimentation on adults and children right here in the United States." (Click here to read the timeline history of medical experiments on humans.)

The panel's suggestions come after the pharmaceutical industry has seen recent difficulties recruiting test subjects, even when the subjects are compensated. The pharmaceutical industry says it was not involved in the panel's decision, though critics say it will be the recipient of many of the benefits of increased testing on prisoners.        (More)       

The Census Count and Prisoners: The Problem, The Solutions and What the Census Can Do
         

What do we mean by “prison-based gerrymandering”?  A long-standing flaw in the decennial census counts some 2 million incarcerated people in the wrong place for purposes of redistricting and undermines the “one person, one vote” principle of the 14th Amendment.  Census data, of course, forms the basis for re-drawing state and local districts each decade to ensure that each district will contain a similar number of people and each resident will therefore have the same access to government, a result required by the one-person, one-vote rule. 

However, although people in prison can’t vote, and remain legal residents of their home communities under the laws of most states, the Census Bureau currently tabulates people in prison as residents of their prison cells, not their homes.  Using this flawed data to draw legislative districts grants the people who live near large prisons extra influence at the expense of voters everywhere else.   >>>

Afghanistan Drug Trade Run by Congress, Bush Family
and Bank of America

        

People who work in the arenas of international espionage, counter-terrorism, money laundering, human trafficking and narcotics know that Denver Colorado is the absolute center of a criminal network that involves the Bush Family and others. It circles to a large extent around certain corporations and the Bank of America.

Pakistani Intelligence intercepted $2.2 Billion US dollars in electronic security briefcases destined for Afghanistan.   Each briefcase contained $2 million dollars and labeled “Property of Bank Of America”  to pay off the drug lords of the northern alliance.

When we arrived, Afghanistan was producing between 80 and 100 tons of opium paste per year.  Within 5 years the US had built several heroine processing facilities owned by members of the US Congress, and prominent members of the Republican Party. Two are US Senators. One senator is a registered Independent (Leibernman?).        (More)         

The Visibility of Illicit Drugs: Implications for Community-Based Drug Control Strategies

         
Objectives. This study examined differences between the visibility of drugs and drug use in more than 2100 neighborhoods, challenging an assumption about drug use in poor, minority, and urban communities

Conclusions. The most disadvantaged neighborhoods have the most visible drug problems, but drug use is nearly equally distributed across all communities. Thus, efforts to address drug-related problems in poorer areas need to take into account the broader drug market served by these neighborhoods.        (More)       

 

Audio -Video References
The following  are bread crumbs to assist in your Research
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20/20 School-to-Prison Pipeline Report (VIDEO)

Inside Story Americas - The US' school to prison pipeline 25:16 (VIDEO)

School-To-Prison Pipeline 3:36 (VIDEO)

7 Year old child Arrested, Handcuffed and Taunted by the NYPD !!!. 0:44 (VIDEO)

Four Maryland Children, Ages 8 and 9, Arrested And Handcuffed For Fighting At School (VIDEO) 2:01 (VIDEO)

Prison slave labor in America 10:00 (VIDEO)

Slavery: A 21st Century Evil : Prison slaves 25:04 (VIDEO)

US Prison SLAVE LABOR Build WAR Machine at .23 Cents / Hour 8:33 (VIDEO)

Slavery in US Prisons--Interview with Robert King & Terry Kupers 11:00 (VIDEO)

Modern Slavery More Black Males in Prison Today Than Enslaved in 1850 4:10 (VIDEO)


The war on drugs (The Prison Industrial Complex) 1:32:30 (VIDEo)
       
TERRORISM Made In America: USA's Hidden History of the Negro 5:36 (VIDEO)
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Truth Is Not Only Stranger Than You Think...
It Is Stranger Than You Can Think.
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