- Failed Prohibitions
- The “Tradition” of Prohibition Timeline as an ASCII Graphic [Updated]
- Introduction: The Problems with Prohibition
- Clergy Speak Out Against War on Drugs
- Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Promotional Video
- Calling for an End to Prohibition
- Bob Ramsey’s Great Collection of Anti-Prohibition Information
- AP Reports on the Failures of the Evil Religion of Drug Prohibition
- The Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie
- Drug Free World?
- ACLU Article , The Drug War is the New Jim Crow
- Cops Plant Drugs on Innocent Victims to Meet Arrest Quotas in Name of Prohibitionists
- DYLAN RATIGAN: The War On Drugs is Nothing but Institutionalized Racism
- Drug Prohibition Laws are "Tools." Tools of the Devil.
- Get Rid of One Gang or Dealer, Another Takes Its Place
- In what year will the citizens realize the U.S. is (already) bankrupt due to the Drug War?
- Jack Cole Rightfully Receives a Standing Ovation - pt 1
- Prohibitionists Say Squeezing Drugs Out of Society Works, Jack A. Cole Proves Prohibition Causes the Opposite
- Jack Cole Rightfully Receives a Standing Ovation - pt 2
- Letter to the Boston Globe Regarding its Complicity with Murder
- Letter to the Winchester Star on their Cover-Page Article About Heroin
- Oldspaper Clippings from 1993
- On What Point Do Prohibitionists and Abolitionists Agree?
- U.S. Prisoners Work as Slaves for Major Corporations
- U.S. to Rape Victims and Loved Ones, "We Care More About Hunting Down and Locking Up Every Last Drug User Than Your Alleged Rape."
- "Zero Tolerance" Analyzed
- The Unvarnished Truth TV Show
- Alcohol Prohibition 1917-1933
- Count the Costs: 50 Years of the War on Drugs
- DEA Launders Money for Drug Trafficking Organizations, News Not Shocking
- Forty Years of Unscientific and Counter-Productive Madness in the Name of Law and Order
- Help Educate the World's Drug Czar!
- Songs & Music
- U.S. Works to Get Other Countries Addicted to Grabbing Money
- The Fruit of the War on Drugs is Mainly
- Very Quick History of the Origins of Prohibition
U.S. Prisoners Work as Slaves for Major Corporations
Not the most recent news item, but I’m sure this abuse hasn’t ceased.
This is your country on Drug War. Dear Prohibitionists, you will be held responsible. When I said you all would be the eternal servants of others, I wasn’t kidding; your reward will be — just like God promised — how you treated others.
What Do Prisoners Make for Victoria's Secret?
From Starbucks to Microsoft: a sampling of what US inmates make, and for whom
Tens of thousands of US inmates are paid from pennies to minimum wage—minus fines and victim compensation—for everything from grunt work to firefighting to specialized labor.
From the article here is a smattering of what they do:
- California inmates process more than 680,000 pounds of beef, 400,000 pounds of chicken products, 450,000 gallons of milk, 280,000 loaves of bread, and 2.9 million eggs
- package holiday coffees
- shrink-wrapped software and up to 20,000 Microsoft mouses for subcontractor Exmark
- Texas and California inmates make dorm furniture and lockers, diploma covers, binders, logbooks, library book carts, locker room benches, and juice boxes
- wiring harnesses for jets and tanks; airplane components
- and much more …
What concerns me most is the gross over-criminalization of things that are not crimes against others (or God), like drug use, and the multitude of other things legislators have fashioned to be crimes.
That said, I am not against making, or at least offering, some form of work to some in prison such that their wages go towards recompense. And certainly teaching various skills has enormous potential for those who will leave prison. But there needs to be careful thought given to the companies allowed to participate. First off I don’t think any publicly traded companies should be allowed to participate. Next I would probably try to limit participation to companies that will actually hire their formerly incarcerated workers. And so forth …