Prison Profiteers – There’s a lot of money in mass incarceration

Source: ACLU, The Nation, Beyond Bars, 2013

Prison Profiteers is a video series profiling the powerful companies and individuals who are profiting off locking up too many people for too long, Get to know the profiteers and then take action to fight their abuses.

Global Tel-Link

This price-gouging phone company profits off love, charging prisoners up to $17 for a 15-minute phone call. Tell the FCC to set prices families can afford.


How does this for-profit prison healthcare company keep its costs low and profits high? By failing to provide sick prisoners with needed care.

The Bail Industry

If you’re arrested, you can pay a hefty sum or sit in a cell waiting for trial. Don’t have the funds? The for-profit bail industry can help – for a big fee, of course.

The GEO Group

This for-profit prison company already pulls in billions by locking people up. Fight the dangerous, profit-hungry legislation that could help GEO rake in even more.

Law Enforcement

Police officers are forcing people to choose between time behind bars or turning over their money and property – all without ever making an arrest. Fight asset forfeiture abuse.

Corrections Corporation of America

The country’s biggest for-profit prison company calls human beings in lock-up a “revenue stream.” Don’t let them profit off imprisoning even more.

With 2.3 Million People Incarcerated in the US, Prisons Are Big Business
Source: Liliana Segura, Nation, October 1, 2013