This 27 March 2020 video about New York City in the USA says about itself:
Rikers Island Prisoners Strike for Soap, Cleaning Wipes
Journalist Kim Kelly has been in contact with a prisoner inside Rikers Island. She talks with TRNN’s Eddie Conway about why immediate further action is needed to protect people from COVID-19.
This 24 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
The Clock Is Ticking On Keeping Incarcerated Citizens Safe
As COVID-19 spreads, experts call for the release of the most vulnerable people in prisons and jails.
This 24 March 2020 video from the USA is called “Top Priority Is Release”: Will Rikers Island Free More Prisoners as 60+ Test Positive for COVID-19?
This 25 December 2019 video from the USA is called Mike Bloomberg Exploited Prisoners to Make 2020 Presidential Campaign Phone Calls.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Bloomberg hired prisoners for phone calls to voters
US American prisoners have approached potential voters by telephone on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. The billionaire and former mayor of New York City confirmed that on Twitter.
A call center was hired for the campaign, using prisoners locked up in New Jersey and Oklahoma. From at least one of those state prisons convicts called on behalf of that Democratic campaign, the US American news site The Intercept reported yesterday. …
From a women’s prison in Oklahoma, detainees are said to have called people in California. As a call center employee, they could earn $ 1.45 per hour, the BBC writes.
Some of Mr Bloomberg’s fellow billionaires would love it if not only these imprisoned women forced labourers, but all workers in the USA would make just $ 1.45 per hour.
It looks like billionaire Bloomberg is too stingy to pay campaign workers decent wages; and/or that not enough people in the USA are enthusiastic enough about Bloomberg’s pro-Big Business policies to volunteer to campaign for him.
Will Bloomberg now hire Beavis and Butthead to do propaganda phone calls for his presidential campaign?
At the end of November, Bloomberg officially applied for next year’s presidential election. He says he wants to invest $ 100 million in an online advertising campaign.
This 29 August 2019 video from the USA says about itself:
Private Prison CEO Targets AOC
This CEO is getting triggered by AOC. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
“The CEO of GEO Group, the largest private prison operator in the U.S., decried protests against the firm’s migrant detention facilities as well as a range of other subjects including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the Jewish activist group Never Again Action, and “misguided individuals” who “defamed the American flag”. in an internal email obtained exclusively by The Young Turks.
The email, sent on August 19 by George Zoley, GEO’s founder and CEO, comes on the heels of a series of high-profile demonstrations at numerous migrant detention facilities operated by the company.
Asked about Zoley including Ocasio-Cortez in his email, a spokesperson for GEO told TYT, “Organizations that have threatened our employees or taken violent action against our company have also directly used the same terminology as Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, including ‘concentration camp’”
Read more here.
DHS BLOCKS HOUSE REPS FROM DETENTION CENTERS The Department of Homeland Security is blocking House Oversight Committee staff from visiting migrant detention centers after previous inspections revealed serious problems at the border facilities, according to the committee. [HuffPost]
This 30 July 2019 video about Georgia in the USA says about itself:
ICE denied conditions in their for-profit facility. Then people started dying
A 44-year-old immigrant from Mexico died last week at Stewart Detention Center, one of the largest immigration jails in the United States and one that has been plagued by allegations of neglect and abuse for years. Pedro Arriago-Santoya was the fourth person in just two years to die at Stewart — a private immigration jail owned by CoreCivic.
Azadeh Shahshahani, legal and advocacy director at Project South and the former president of the National Lawyers Guild, explains that she and other advocates in Georgia have spent the past 10 years demanding that Stewart Detention Center be shut down, citing a laundry list of medical neglect, detainee deaths and abuses of solitary confinement. In particular, she says migrants at Stewart are subjected to forced labor, often working for $1 to $4 per day, and unable to object to the conditions of their detention for fear of severe punitive response by guards.
This 30 July 2019 video from the USA says about itself:
Four Immigrants Have Died at Stewart ICE Facility in Georgia. Advocates Want It Shut Down
A 44-year-old immigrant from Mexico died last week at Stewart Detention Center, one of the largest immigration jails in the United States and one that has been plagued by allegations of neglect and abuse for years. Pedro Arriago-Santoya was the fourth person to die at Stewart in just two years and the seventh person to die while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since October. An immigration judge had ordered Arriago-Santoya be deported in June. Instead, he was transferred to Stewart on July 10 as his removal proceedings continued. Two weeks later he was pronounced dead at a Georgia hospital. He had complained of abdominal pain and later went into cardiac arrest.
Between May 2017 and July 2018, three immigrants died while detained at Stewart—a private immigration jail owned by the megacorporation CoreCivic. We speak with Azadeh Shahshahani, legal and advocacy director at Project South and the former president of the National Lawyers Guild.
This 13 April 2019 video from the USA says about itself:
The Horrible Truth About Private Prisons
For-profit prisons don’t save taxpayer money! John Iadarola and Noah Smith break it down on The Damage Report.
Within the short span of six weeks, four people have died while in custody in jails in San Diego, California’s second most populous county. The deaths of Joseph Castiglione, 56, Michael Wilson, 32, Derek King, 45, and Ivan Ortiz, 26, are evidence of the brutality of the prison system not just in one city, but throughout the US: here.