The following statement from Mark Thornton about the Drug War…and the incarceration of innocent men and women ought to make your blood boil.
“Federal prisons are renting out their prison populations to large American corporations for pennies on the dollar as cheap labor pools.
This diabolical practice not only spreads the benefits of continuing marijuana prohibition to large American corporations, but it also handicaps smaller businesses that are trying to compete. Ventura (Jesse Ventura) names Whole Foods, Walmart, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, BP, Starbucks, Eddie Bauer, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, and Victoria’s Secret as all being implicated in this scheme. The inmates are paid 0 to $1 per hour, they are required by law to work, and the corporations that hire them receive their slave labor and a $2,400 tax credit per inmate.”