Tuesday, September 27, 2016

13TH by AVA DuVERNAY COMING SOON TO NETFLIX




The 13th Amendment to the Constitution declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Formally abolishing slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865.




"13th"
is 
A DOCUMENTARY
ON THE MASS INCARCERATION 
OF BLACK PEOPLE
AS A NEW FORM OF SLAVERY
* based 
on profit and loss




A Related Headline 

Department of Justice 

to stop use 

of private prisons




The prison industrial complex has been one of the great success stories of the last few decades—if “success” can stretch to mean more than tripling the number of Americans locked up. As conservatives privatized prisons in the name of “efficiency” and cost savings, it’s turned into a huge source of profit for those who operate facilities.
The American prison system is massive. So massive that its estimated turnover of $74 billion eclipses the GDP of 133 nations. 
It’s made some areas so dependent on the kickbacks from prisons that locking up fewer people is a threat to the economy. A threat great enough to actually encourage locking people up for minor offenses.

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A PREVIEW OF "13th"