There is a powerful article over on the Daily Beast this week, $800 Million in Taxpayer Money Went to Private Prisons Where Migrants Work for Pennies by Spencer Ackerman and Adam Rawnsley. In it, the two journalists look at how undocumented workers are being held in private, for-profit prisons—at the cost of a cool $800 million.
The kicker? The prisons run their own labor operations. The prisoners do everything from work in the prisons kitchens to their laundries—for wages that might be less than a $1 a day.
In other words, its modern slavery.
So, next time you’re wondering why Trump and the Trumpsters are so hot on detaining “illegals,” just remember…
Follow the money.
It rarely fails. Unfortunately.