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.
Meet the Prison Profiteers.
Could Anyone Possibly Think This Phone Company Isn't Horrible?
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.
The Get-Rich-Quick Plan That's Actually Killing People
How does this for-profit prison healthcare company keep its costs low and profits high? By failing to provide sick prisoners with needed care.
Should It Cost Less to Get Out of Jail If You're Rich?
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.
Mistreating People + Lobbying = More Money
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.
Sometimes Cops Find Your Stolen Car. Sometimes Cops Stole It.
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.
We're Being Robbed But The People Doing It Will Never Go To Prison
CoreCivic (Formerly 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 - Liliana Segura, The Nation
When corporations seek to profit from prisons, it creates a powerful financial incentive, not just to push for policies that fuel mass incarceration but to cut corners in the services they've been hired to provide.