Mother Jones: My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard (videos)

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Turns out, the reporter who went undercover is Shane Bauer, the same Shane Bauer who was probably working as a CIA Mockingbird when he was supposedly captured by Iran crossing the border illegally in July of 2009. Guess they were trying to drum up some “reporting” for Hillary on route to her planned Green Revolution in the country. I guess now we can take whatever he does with a grain of salt.

This is what privatization does for all you neoliberals, neocons, New Dems and Libertarians out there who support the idea.

Here is the Mother Jones article by the investigative journalist who put himself through this so we could see how our tax dollars are “better spent” by government in collusion with Big Business. This kid has guts. Below are the first few videos in a series of documentaries about his undercover life as a prison guard working for CCA.

My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: Part One

My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: Part Two

My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: Part Three

My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: Part Four

My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: Part Five

This is the natural outcome when you run government institutions as businesses. They turn into businesses which means they have no consideration for either their own employees nor the clients they serve. Their only interest, the overriding interest, is profit and everything else is secondary to that.

You can go here to watch the remaining videos in the series. Good stuff.

 

2 Responses

  1. Don’t think I could “stomach” these videos.

  2. Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd were two of the three hikers imprisoned in Iran for a year.

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