The big business of selling apps to prison inmates
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with about 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners.
For some businessmen, that represents a big money-making opportunity, and few can attest to that better than Ryan Shapiro, CEO of JPay, a company that provides various services for inmates.
“Our goal is to become the nation’s digital consumer app company for prisons,” Shapiro told CNBC.
JPay got its start in 2002 by offering electronic money transfers for inmates. This way, inmates’ families could transfer money to a prisoner’s account via computer or smartphone instead of leaving their homes to send a money order.
Sick, big money will see to it that jails are full. US culture is the most sick fukked up culture among modern countries. I see no end to high levels of incarceration. they will find ways to jail people for non violent charges. This is why so many are locked up for non-payment of child support, violations of their probation and parole, recreational drugs and whatever charges they can dream up. Cops profile black people to incarcerate blacks and to strip wealth from blacks.
They stain people with arrest and conviction records and in most states they never go away hoping that they can't find work to create a hostile society against those who have records so they will recommit crimes.
All of this is about Jim Crow, they know they don't need as many people in the workforcebecause those jobs are off-shored or replaced with machines so in order to keep the working population down, incarcerate them and get paid with tax money, get paid by inmates.
It is Jim Crow because whatever jobs are left they don't want blacks or browns competing for those jobs. The thing is the Browns and yellows have their own economy and we don't. When are we going to wake up, that this country is a goddam white supremacist oligarchy and their aim is to exploit or eliminate as many black and brown people as possible?
Their is a deliberate program to eliminate people of color in the United States. The white oligarchy feels it is over populated and black people must be disenfranchised and they are doing a damn good job of it.