Corrections Corporation of America

Author Shows Compelling Connection: Companies that Promote Violent Music Also Own Private Prisons | Your Black World

When you listen to hip-hop music on the radio, you are likely to hear a message that promotes criminal behavior.  The artist might glorify a life of selling drugs, then talk about doing drugs.  After that, he might talk about robbing, killing and quite a few other things that can land a young person in prison.  Young black kids idolize hip-hop artists, who are often the only black media figures that they see besides athletes.By the time some of these lost youth hit their teenage years, they may have been taken in by the culture.  The boys are sagging their pants, maybe where corn rows like their favorite artist.  Their slang matches and changes with the artists on the radio, and some of them even carry weapons or sell drugs just like their idols.  Pretty soon, many of them are carted off to prison.

via Author Shows Compelling Connection: Companies that Promote Violent Music Also Own Private Prisons | Your Black World.

 

Unless They Want Dangerous and Disgusting Prisons, States Should Run Screaming From the Corrections Corporation of America

CCA launched this scheme one year ago, with the first private purchase of a state prison anywhere in the country. Following their purchase of Lake Erie, CCA officials wrote a bold letter to 48 governors stating that this was only the beginning – that states would line up to sell public prisons to turn a quick dime.

via Unless They Want Dangerous and Disgusting Prisons, States Should Run Screaming From the Corrections Corporation of America.