- In my own words, Prison-Industrial Complex is owned and operated by big corporations. They make money off from prisoners that they are underpaying. I thought this was interesting because I never knew that some american brands didn't need to outsource to save and sell it in a regular price. Plus the more the people that are incarcerated, the more money the government gives the private owned jails. I didn't know that the CSUs are getting furnitures, chairs that we use in school by prisoners, and I didn't know that Victoria's Secret agreed to get cheap labor off from prisoners. So that's why it's called Prison-Industrial Complex.
- The motivation for the Prison-Industrial Complex isn't to stop crime, but to make money off from prisoners. I feel that it's like a modern slavery, because they enslaved people giving them lower income then making them pay for their bed space and the food that they eat. I thought they had a good life in prison. Some people told me that they get free everything until we looked in depth at the Prison-Industrial Complex and they were wrong about the prisoners getting all the freebies.
- Incarceration creates a "racial caste system" by putting the African Americans below the hierarchy from the beginning. They were not given the privilege like white folks to start off so of you were born black then you'll have a higher chance to be incarcerated. For example, Police officers are mostly to hang out in "ghetto" places so that why black that does drugs is most likely to be caught and incarcerated. Same goes with the differences between "crack" and "cocaine". They have the same content of drugs but they have different prices. Crack is cheaper than cocaine and so the poor black people are purchasing crack because they didn't have the money to buy cocaine, and rich white old men are the ones that purchases cocaine.
- The industrial part of the Prison-Industrial Complex is the cycle that the big corporations make money off. It goes like a circle, first African Americans that are caught using drugs are incarcerated, money from the government. Then they are forced to work for other corporations, money from the corporations and from the product that they built. Then when they are free from being incarcerated, they go back and they experience life discrimination because of their criminal record, they most likely go back to jail because they can't have a fair life and money to provide for their family. It goes back and forth like a big cycle that private corporate jail owners benefit from.
- I think The New Jim Crow resonated me the most because it was divided into parts of how the Prison-Industrial Complex work and how the African Americans are discriminated and incarcerated most of the time. As I've watch the new every day, there are blacks that are incarcerated for felony, or other crimes.
- Yes PIC can be related to colorblind racism by the "racial caste system", people assume that because they are African Americans that it is normal for them to be caught with illegal drugs. It's in our racist society that blacks are seen that way, that's why they can't start off where the white folks are usually starting off. I remember the game theory, blacks don't have the choice but to start in a difficult level than white people does.
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