American prison system.
In detail, the publicist Valentin Katasonov reveals this:
"In the United States, the business & races, exploiting the work of prisoners, is thriving. Every 10th prisoner in this country is held in a commercial prison. In 2010, two private prison corporations received about $ 3 billion in profits. This is a fairly new social phenomenon in America's life deserves to be told more about & hellip;
- the delivery by state prisons of prisoners as labor for rent to private companies;
- Privatization of prison institutions, their transformation into private companies of various forms of ownership (including joint stock companies).
The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution prohibiting forced labor contains a clause: "Slavery and forced coercion to work, with the exception of punishment for a crime duly convicted, should not exist in the US".
The American example of employing prisoners' labor in the interest of private capital turned out to be contagious & raquo ;. Private prisons also appeared in a number of other camps & ndash; Great Britain, Sweden, Estonia, Australia, Brazil. For example, in the last of these countries, private traders manage 17 prisons, which contain 2% of all prisoners. In the UK, the first private prison with 400 seats was opened in 1992 in Yorkshire County by the G4S security corporation. Soon this corporation became the leader of the prison business in the UK. In 2002, she acquired the American prison corporation Wackenhut, receiving 25% of the private prison business market in the United States. Next for G4S private prison corporation of Great Britain & ndash; Serco. The shares of both companies were quoted on the London Stock Exchange. At the end of May 2010, the capitalization of these companies was equal to respectively 3.67 billion and 2.97 billion pounds. Art.
Victor Bout's letter about American prisons:
about salaries and bonuses in the Gulag (bonuses to shock workers and Stakhanovites):
Here it was in Dalstroi, but since the principles of the system were the same throughout the Union, I think that it worked in other places (including the White Sea Channel):
For shock work (Stakhanov): (from the spring of 1932 the competition for the title "Kolymarmeyets" was started, from the end of 1933 - "Kolyma Impactor" and "Shock Brigade", and from the autumn of 1935 Stakhanov movement was announced at Dalstroy enterprises continuously passed Stakhanovite days , seven days, ten days, months, etc.)
a) a system of credits was introduced, one year of shock work was counted in two or three years.
b) reduction of the limitation period in civil rights from 5 years to 3 years.
c) from the middle of 1935 an exit session of the regional court was organized, which early released the shock workers and Stakhanovites.
d) for Stakhanov's work, prisoners were defined as a non-bonded settlement with the right to summon family members from the mainland at the expense of the Dalstroy Trust. In addition, the colonists were given a loan: "to acquire the necessary property."
e) the Dalstroy administration received the right to petition the Supreme Soviet of the USSR for the early release of the foremost workers.
e) the right to travel to other places of residence was granted, with the payment of travel by rail through the Dalstroy Trust, after the expiry of the term.
g) the children of the colonists received the right to enter educational institutions on an equal basis with the children of civilians.
h) bonuses and gifts for shock work were introduced. "
The Pennsylvania court sentenced Mark Ciavarella, the former juvenile judge of the Lucerne district, to 28 years' imprisonment, Reuters reported. The ex-judge was found guilty of having made excessively severe sentences to adolescents in exchange for bribes from persons interested in filling out private prisons from here.
American prison system.