Thursday, November 25, 2010

What I'm Thankful For

Today, I'm thankful for my readers. Whether this is your first time here or you happen to be one of my few regulars, I'm thankful for you.  I'm thankful for people who care about the havoc the private prison industry is wreaking on small towns, the poor and minority folks who are processed through our prison industrial complex as a commodity, US citizens who are taxed unnecessarily and immigrants who are locked up for trying to make better lives for themselves and their families.  Thanks to those of you who came out against the private prison pitched by the GEO Group in Northampton, PA, which I haven't had the time to write about yet but will soon, and community activists all around the country who rally against such plans.  Thanks to those of you who work in or around the prison system, and private prisons in particular, trying to improve it any way you can.

I really appreciate it.  Happy Thanksgiving

1 comment:

  1. Some of us have been doing all they can to reduce; recidivism, incarceration and eradicate profit from prison industries and prison privatization.

    Visit my recent "Diary" segment at Daily Kos here:

    I have been exposing CCA and their connections to SB 1070, ALEC and corporate interests here:

    Also a petition on to reform the federal PIECP program that allows use of prisoner in mfg of products by private manufacturers here:

    Keep up the good work on these and related issues and know others out here are trying as hard as you and your readers to implement changes to these profit driven issues of prison labor and PIECP.

    Bob Sloan
    Prison Industry Consultant