Federal prisons are not designed to keep people safe from disease. They are designed to be human chicken coops so prison profiteers can rake in billions in taxpayer money.
What most taxpayers don’t realize is that it costs much more than $81 billion to fund America’s mass incarceration bill.
Prisons do not care about protecting inmates from disease. Prisons are money-generating Ponzi schemes designed to use people as human commodities for profit and cheap labor, and they rely on harsh sentencing to do this, hoping taxpayers stay ignorant about how they have to pay for it all.
As the looming threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic increases, inmate families are feeling increased anxiety as well, especially for those with preexisting conditions or those not in the best health due to drug or alcohol abuse.