Chris Hedges: Halfway to Freedom

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 28, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the business of privately-run halfway houses with civil rights attorney Stanley Cohen. After 11-months in prison for a federal tax violation, Cohen spent three months in a New York halfway house operated by the GEO Group. He reflects on what he calls the “vile” conditions and profit-driven approach at such facilities. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the world of the for-profit halfway houses located in most major US cities.

Watch the video here.

From the archives:

Chris Hedges: The Prison-Industrial Complex

Chris Hedges: Wrongfully Convicted

Abby Martin: Tortured and Enslaved: Enter the World’s Biggest Prison

Chris Hedges: How Prisons Ripoff and Exploit the Incarcerated, Part 1

Chris Hedges: How Prisons Rip Off and Exploit the Incarcerated, Part 2

Chris Hedges: Prison State America: Corporations Use Inmates Like Slaves

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  9. A deeply sinister business that goes way beyond ‘mind control.’

    The corporate takeover of moral activity on our suffering planet is simply obscene. It’s as though the Enlightenment never happened ! Really dark forces are operating in America.

    So now corporate criminals are reaping a grotesque bonanza from a hugely lucrative, global ‘correctional/psychiatric’ empire….US “freedom” is just the biggest scam on Earth, it has made a laughing-stock of Justice.

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