The prison industrial complex is one of the most profitable and exploitative American institutions outside of slavery itself. Billions of dollars are being made each month by rural communities seeking to build their tax base off of incarcerated Americans. America is now globally recognized as the country that loves to put its own people in prison the most, and a disproportionate number of those citizens are black.
This interview by Dr Roosevelt Mitchell III serves to highlight the severity of the problem. Take a look.