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Saturday, March 24 • 2:00pm - 3:25pm
End Prison Profiteering

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Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration?  This session profiles the powerful companies and individuals who are profiting off locking up too many people for too long. Get to know the profiteers and then take action to fight their abuses.  Learn about Global Tel Link and how this price-gouging phone company profits off love, charging prisoners up to $17 for a 15-minute phone call.  Learn how private for-profit prison healthcare company keep its costs low and profits high? By failing to provide sick prisoners with needed care. And get an update on how the Bail Industry is profiting with big fees. This session will also include updates on local, regional, and national campaigns you can get involved with to end profiteering.

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Paul Wright

executive director, Human Rights Defence Center
Paul Wright is the founder and Executive Director of the Human Rights Defense Center. He is also editor of Prison Legal News (PLN), the longest-running independent prisoner rights publication in U.S. history. He has co-authored three PLN anthologies: The Celling of America: An In... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:25pm EDT
Room D