Thoughts on Extraction

When Ruthie Wilson Gilmore and I sat down for a conversation, we spoke about how the PIC not only exploits the labor of imprisoned folx (mainly via …

Thoughts on Extraction

Stevie writes

We don’t need to work to be of value to the PIC. Just being here and being “diagnosed” by their staff makes extraction possible and valuable.

That is, the State and its various contractors take in capital to provide “services” for the incarcerated. None of the folk caged benefit – their lives are commodities that are being squeezed for more profit to keep the Prison Industrial Complex going. Not slavery as much as turning a profit from destroying lives and communities hour by hour.

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