Are American prisoners modern day slaves? - BBC

PoliticalMonkey - 13 дней назад
My black grandfather in law said they had him pick cotton.
Christopher Harvey
Christopher Harvey - 21 день назад
What about the people whose businesses have gone under because they can't compete with the prison slavery regime
Magna Verpa
Magna Verpa - 25 дней назад
Food for thought: prisons could look very different and so could law.
"A crime is an action that does harm to a person. Every criminal shall be unfree und indebted to their victim until the criminal pays full reperation to the victim." This would be 100% just.
FireFire SwishDragons
FireFire SwishDragons - Месяц назад
Greatest Country on The Planet
Greg Torosyan
Greg Torosyan - Месяц назад
On paper, the purpose of prison is to rehabilitate criminals so that may be able to re-enter and function ethically in society. But how could prisons provide this service when their prisoners are so busy maintaining their own punishment?
Obadiah Clutter
Obadiah Clutter - Месяц назад
Siddharth Kumar
Siddharth Kumar - Месяц назад
Karl marx was right
Kvs6263 - Месяц назад
Ofc prisoners are going to do prison jobs. They are provided pretty much everything. That's like saying a mother is enslaving his son for making him do all the house chores.
Meredith Richardson
Meredith Richardson - 2 месяца назад
Okay. So no more starbucks and victoria's dark secret.
1spiders1 - 3 месяца назад
gjaddajg - 3 месяца назад
More leftist propaganda.
more life
more life - Месяц назад
so was the universal declaration of human rights- go figure.
gjaddajg - 3 месяца назад
Black people commit crime.
Black people go to jail.
BBC conclusion: black people are being enslaved by the evil whities!
gjaddajg - Месяц назад
+more life You're stupid, ignorant, delusional, bigoted, hypocritical and out of touch with reality. There's no evidence of any racial discrimination in the justice system. Here are some statistics, though... enjoy! Can't wait to see your mental gymnastics to explain this one. It'll be very amusing, I'm sure.
more life
more life - Месяц назад
white people own the system and are not jailed or incarcerated at the same rates for the same crimes. but you knew that already- KKK member/
gjaddajg - 3 месяца назад
Black crime:
Lord Night Villain
Lord Night Villain - 3 месяца назад
Highest incarceration rate should be a red flag.
Scott L
Scott L - 3 месяца назад
Why not instead to paying thieves, murderers and rapists a minimum wage they allow the money to benefit the families or persons who's lives they destroyed. Just a thought.
Kensen Kensen
Kensen Kensen - 3 месяца назад
And BBC has some ex NFL Kapernick fan boy blatantly putting across a political message about Robert Muller
Propaganda Organisation through and through...
Good luck trying to get a behind the camera job there if you're huwhite
Jim Jackle
Jim Jackle - 3 месяца назад
The reason 80% of the prison population is black is because they have higher crime rates in the black communities. You look at all the murders in Chicago and it's done in the segregated black areas where the black gang bangers are killing each other over drug dealing turf. More attention needs to be focused on what is causing all the crime in the black communities. Black males only make up 6% of the population, but commit 52% of all the murders. Is it their culture, with all the gansta rap music, or is it something genetic? Most people in government are afraid to even say there is a problem, because they'll have a deck of race cards dealt to them.
gjaddajg - 3 месяца назад
Kensen Kensen
Kensen Kensen - 3 месяца назад
Check out BPS (Black Pigeon Speaks) video on black crime using US government stats on Bitchute (of course Goolag won't allow facts on RUvideos )
Sherry Karnes
Sherry Karnes - 3 месяца назад
First of all, prisoners in the US, IMHO, are treated with kid gloves. There is really no punishment. They join into different gangs. The work they do, the one's trustworthy enough, work in the prison instead of hiring outside help. They should work and cook, do laundry. My opinion, they should take out the gyms and weightlifting machines. Take out the televisions. They should work 12 hrs hard labor, then have time for shower and bed, too tired to act like a fool. The Correction Officers are in harms way 24/7, when you have prisoners with nothing to do but watch tv and lift weights, 3 meals and a bed. Prison USED to be the LAST PLACE you want to go. The way they are run now, the scare factor is gone. The death penalty is no longer a deterrent. Used to be public hangings, Old Sparky electrocution, now it's peaceful euthanasia.
I personally feel they should feel the same pain as their victims as they die.
I am so sick of all the snowflake BS rights groups. When you are convicted and go to prison you are to be punished. Period. Me, personally, would like old fashion public hangings like the early 20th Century.
more life
more life - Месяц назад
easy to say that you can commit crimes and never have to worry about going to jail.
Trevison Clark
Trevison Clark - 3 месяца назад
I’m glad they could find at least one person to explain the pros and merits of the system.
Juniper lane
Juniper lane - 3 месяца назад
Increase the wage so that at the end of their prison time they could use the money to get back on their feet. What they are paying is way too low. Education and skills could be also taught to give them a new chance at life.
Gottfried Lenz
Gottfried Lenz - 3 месяца назад
All simple citizens of each country are slaves.
khalil elazoui
khalil elazoui - 3 месяца назад
Shite propaganda. Try again BBC.
Dirty Ralph . Dance
Dirty Ralph . Dance - 3 месяца назад
More BBC race division Porn .
Mac Kinnon
Mac Kinnon - 3 месяца назад
Well-reported. This must end.
Brainstorming Plus
Brainstorming Plus - 3 месяца назад
And now with the maniacal narcissistic sociopath in charge (as a so called "President") gradually they will be even more! First psychologically, and then physically!!! And if he will win again in 2020 (hopefully not) it will be cemented even much much more!!!
Mathieu Leader
Mathieu Leader - 3 месяца назад
you'll be sorely disappointed
ShyGuy19898 - 3 месяца назад
They should earn minimum wage at least in order to go towards the fees ect. so "they do have equivalent fees"
Trevison Clark
Trevison Clark - 3 месяца назад
ShyGuy19898 why? The minimum wage is arbitrary.
waakkeuppp - 3 месяца назад
Perpetual slavery through mostly crimes of poverty; we need a full documentary
Hhgf Jnbb
Hhgf Jnbb - 3 месяца назад
Bunch of bull...... Do the crime do the time.
hopatease1 - 3 месяца назад
boy if you can't do the time don't do the crime .
Aaron Liberto
Aaron Liberto - 3 месяца назад
Yes, and Abraham Lincoln would've ended the civil war without freeing any slaves too. But he's one of our country's greatest presidents because of a speech he didn't write but he what do I know couple hours of research and you'd know that most of our greatest we're in fact our worst.
LibertyNotLicense - 3 месяца назад
Next video....
Roy Perkins
Roy Perkins - 3 месяца назад
They aren't slaves they're criminals they shouldn't be paid anything they should be made to work to pay for their upkeep instead of leaching off the taxpayers, why should we pay for their criminal behavior, the liberal leftists want to coddle them they ALREADY receive a better deal in prison than alot of the poor! Liberals are a waste of education ! The poor need the money we waste on those criminals most of whom are worthless drop outs who sponge of society their whole lives and never give anything back but a pack of kids who are usually just as sorry as themselves! The cycle Needs to end putting these criminals to work is the least expensive way to deal with them! If you don't like to work don't do the crimes!
Y0U'RE FIRED - 3 месяца назад
I didn't know the Liberals can control all of the presents.
John Hyde
John Hyde - 3 месяца назад
It hasn’t been outlawed , it’s still in place.
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette - 3 месяца назад
Well, in the Dominican Republic, some jails are literally a big room holding hundreds of prisoners during the heat of summer who are not given a single meal unless a family member comes and brings them food, and that’s IF they know they went in jail and which one. Compare to that, an American prison is like a 5-star hotel.
James Pelletier
James Pelletier - 3 месяца назад
Why do prisoners get paid at all? They are there for a reason, they broke the law and those in for years committed a serious crime
James Pelletier
James Pelletier - 3 месяца назад
+Casi Paul human rights. Am not talking about forcing them to work in a sweat shop
Casi Paul
Casi Paul - 3 месяца назад
But they're still human. They still have rights.
Julianna Emily Pickens
Julianna Emily Pickens - 3 месяца назад
Fuck this guy. How much per hr?
Lindsey Maul
Lindsey Maul - 3 месяца назад
I think if people go to jail for drugs they should have a rehab facility in the jail and they should have therapist and teaching people the tools they need for their psyche. But the world is a messed up place it's sad to see this happening to the poor people.
Joaniah Smithia
Joaniah Smithia - 3 месяца назад
I can't understand him. May you please allow closed captioning?
Amelia Flowers
Amelia Flowers - 3 месяца назад
They should work to offset the cost of their healthcare , housing and food. -0 sympathy . Stay the hell out of prison 🤔
willie freeman
willie freeman - 9 дней назад
Yeah don't do crime because there are no innocent men in prison, cop don't plant drugs and guns on people
Amelia Flowers
Amelia Flowers - 3 месяца назад
Casi Paul working won’t hurt them .
Casi Paul
Casi Paul - 3 месяца назад
They're still human, no matter what they've done.
Amelia Flowers
Amelia Flowers - 3 месяца назад
Glen M Exactly. I’ve wanted to commit a few crimes through the years but I’m not prison material so I didn’t do it .
Glen M
Glen M - 3 месяца назад
Amelia Flowers - Right on, Amelia. It's not like staying out of prison is hard; just behave oneself. I, too, have 0 sympathy. If someone does the crime, they get to do the time. And no special consideration, as far as I'm concerned.
mrstephen43084 - 3 месяца назад
Prisons saving 100’s of millions of dollars. I like how they don’t mention how much citizens would save if people didn’t break the law?
Gabri Ella
Gabri Ella - 3 месяца назад
Tulips ontheorgan
Tulips ontheorgan - 3 месяца назад
this is ridiculous! At the end of the month those of us out of jail also don't have much left over after paying for everything. My medical is over $500 a month, rent, utilities,food, car, car insurance, clothes, washing clothes, taxes on income and when purchasing....there is nothing left. These criminals need to pay for all the services they use including the police, judges, attorneys, the building the courts are in the utilities, paper, copy machines, the prison guards, the prisons itself, lights, food, etc...those are all expenses/services used by these criminals. $0.20 take home is about right. BBC is a joke.
JAMES WHITELEY - 3 месяца назад
I would love our prisoners to become labourers. It sure as hell beats having them taking selfies in their cells with the latest Iphones. There's prisons in the UK where the prisoners practically control the prison and the officers have to keep them sweet by giving them 'luxuries'. Maybe they could pick fruit after Brexit? Cheap labour for the farmers and a bit of extra money for the cons once they get out of prison. Win-win.
people's poet
people's poet - 3 месяца назад
atyj1 - 3 месяца назад
Right back at you my brother
people's poet
people's poet - 3 месяца назад
maybe if you had a point would be nice ,instead of gerbil like digs ( with greasy mouse in one clubbed hand and bruised stinky baby snake in the other ) hero
Keila Fleischbein
Keila Fleischbein - 3 месяца назад
We are not free here. We do not earn enough money to pive comfortably without going into debt.
Glen M
Glen M - 3 месяца назад
Well, here's a thought: Keep your nose clean, don't break any laws, stay the hell out of trouble, and you won't wind up in prison. It's a simple policy that's not only worked for me, but for hundreds of millions around the entire world. Those whining about the way they're treated in prison ought to try it sometime. You don't end up serving a prison sentence just for voicing an unpopular opinion...unless you're Dinesh D'Souza or living in Britain, that is. Let's hear it for Tommy Robinson.
Hey_Itz _maya
Hey_Itz _maya - 14 дней назад
Glen M that’s not the point
Victor Esquivel
Victor Esquivel - 2 месяца назад
+Meredith Richardson no u
Meredith Richardson
Meredith Richardson - 2 месяца назад
You're So cute and nieve.
gjaddajg - 3 месяца назад
+pookiehoney Speaking of 'nice theories'. Maybe you shouldn't get yours from BuzzFeed....
himanshu pathak tv
himanshu pathak tv - 3 месяца назад
Please listen my songs
Michiel Geuze
Michiel Geuze - 3 месяца назад
like 90% of Africans are slaves to the corporate society, don't even start
Michiel Geuze
Michiel Geuze - Месяц назад
+Aiden HarrisYes, because most of the damage has been done in the past, which left most of the continent of Africa vulnerable, in chaos and easy to exploit, and that still applies. Africans are by no means responsible for the state they're currently in.
Aiden Harris
Aiden Harris - Месяц назад
I know it's bad in Africa, but who is to blame for that? Mostly Africans. If you are talking about black Americans, I can agree that mostly black Americans are prisoners, and that is entirely our business, but there is not much we are able to do in Africa.
more life
more life - Месяц назад
+Aiden Harris both. africans worldwide.
Aiden Harris
Aiden Harris - 3 месяца назад
Did you mean black Americans or Africans
Regis - 3 месяца назад
In principle I would not be against paying prisoners less than minimum wage for their work, but only if the prisons are state owned and strictly directed at the rehabilitation of prisoners. Their work should serve as a means of rehabilitation (teaching them working skills that may help them in their search for a job outside, having them experience what it's like to work and using it as a tool to correct their behaviour and mindset, etc.). _However_ , in America the prisons are *much* less rehabilitation-oriented than here in Europe, as well as privately owned. Prisoners in America are more used as low to zero wage slaves to benefit the corporate owners of the prisons than being taught how to function in society when they get out.
Here in the Netherlands, prisoners earn just as little, but the work they do is specifically offered to them with the objective to teach them how to behave responsibly, how to get things done in a group, as a pastime for the prisoners (they may choose which work to do and most work is light. I've been to a prison for women, where they offer sowing, packaging and several even lighter tasks). And importantly, this is EXTRA. They may also choose not to work at all. If they choose to work, they get benefits in how they get treated in prison (more freedoms, progression to the next level of the rehabilitation programme due to good behaviour and a very small amount of money). If they choose not to work, that may have negative consequences such as a downgrade in their rehabilitation programme due to refusing to work with the prison. Near the end of their time, the women were even allowed to work outside of prison in actual businesses in the nearby town (I think for a full wage) as a test of trust and last stage of rehabilitation.
So long story short, I think a low/zero wage job for prisoners is a good thing, but only if it is specifically designed to benefit them and if it can't be forced upon them. A corporate prison employing low/zero wage prisoners for monetary gain is modern slavery.
psychobeam99 - 3 месяца назад
This coming from Britain where its reported 9 people are arrested per day for voicing unpopular opinions on the internet. 🖕
Casi Paul
Casi Paul - 3 месяца назад
+psychobeam99 Your argument to maintain this horrid privatised system is "it'll never change"?
psychobeam99 - 3 месяца назад
+Casi Paul Thats all well and good too. Why they wasted money producing it I dont know. The prison system in America will never change. Not without a serious number of people and guns anyway, and that shits not going tk happen because much like the rest of the world most Americans have lost a spine and decided their monotonous lives of wake up, work until miserable, go to bed, repeat is so valuable they would rather not risk it.
Casi Paul
Casi Paul - 3 месяца назад
+psychobeam99 But it's not "their own prisons". They're making a video designed for their American viewers that happens to be about prisons. British prisons aren't relevant to the video.
Gothic Mom
Gothic Mom - 3 месяца назад
First of all...slaves back in the day were NOT committing nor convicted of crimes other than being of color and being captured into slavery. Criminals are convicted and many have done horrendous crimes (not speaking about the truly innocent unjustly convicted) my view, these things are separate.
Lola Phoenix
Lola Phoenix - 21 день назад
d r e a m w a v e exactly being put in jail for being innocent next to a murderer is communism.
lXBlackWolfXl - 27 дней назад
This whole system was originally developed so that the south could effectively enslave blacks again. Many freed slaves ended up working on the plantations they were freed from over petty crimes. The south even passed laws that they knew would disproportionally affect the black population just to get more in prison. Also, this practice creates a dangerous precident: prisons profit from prisoners. That means the more they have, the more money they make, thus the whole system is designed to encourage crime rather than prevent it. Its why America has by far the largest re-incarceration rate in the country. Because prisoners are money for some people. In America, virtually everyone who leaves prison ends up going back in. America is also the only country where the percentage chance of re-incarceration is in the double digits. The situation is seriously that bad. Also, prison labor has resulted in an increasing shortage of jobs. Yes, jobs are disappearing, but its not due to immigrants as many claim (in fact, the number of immigrants has been declining for years, with a particular exodus occurring after Trump's election). Most of the jobs lost are due either to automation or prison labor. Even if you ignore what prisoners have to go through, this system is highly detrimental on the country as a whole and on top of that the system is encouraged do the exact opposite of what a justice system is supposed to do; they're encouraged to increase crime rather than decrease it. And with the economy declining, this kind of exploitation is only growing. And of course there's the issue of blacks comprising a much higher percentage of the prison population than they do of the general population. If you haven't seen the news, black people can have the cops called on them for stupid reasons that a white person would never have to deal with. I mean recently a black man had the cops called on him because his bank was in disbelief of his 4-digit paycheck. Seriously. Months before that there was also an incident of a black man having the cops called on him because he took a nap on a bench, on his own college campus. And there's innumerable stories of blacks having the cops called on them for simply walking into a store, nothing else. The reason there's so many blacks in prison is because they're being put in prison for crimes that whites are never accused of. And it all dates back to the south's attempt to re-enslave its slaves.
1spiders1 - 3 месяца назад
1spiders1 - 3 месяца назад
Listen to this guy answer you
Royal Rap 21
Royal Rap 21 - 3 месяца назад
Plantations will always be full...There's always room for one 🤔🤔🤔 more...and no one is taking score..🙈🙉🙊
Royal Rap 21
Royal Rap 21 - 3 месяца назад
Slavery never ends..We are all modern day prisoners..It is part of the GREAT in making AmeriKKKa GREAT again.😶😶😶🙊🙉🙈
Matt N
Matt N - 3 месяца назад
I think it's dishonest to suggest these people are victims. These people, many who will have committed nasty crimes, will be here for some years. They have the opportunity to start rejoining 'civilised' life, earning at least something.
xihang yang
xihang yang - 3 месяца назад
what about prostitution in jail. How much would they get paid.
Garry  Wright
Garry Wright - 3 месяца назад
Are American prisoners modern day slaves? Yes and the prisons are the plantations.
more life
more life - Месяц назад
if they are black and here- they know whats up - so spend your time more efficiently- go join the KKK America is racist they will support you.
more life
more life - Месяц назад
+Glen M you aren't fooling anyone but whites on the fence and blacks that deserve the genocide you inflict on them.
Glen M
Glen M - 3 месяца назад
Garry Wright - My children and grandchildren won't wind up in prison because I brought them up correctly. Just like millions of other people. A great many black parents are doing an outstanding job of bringing up their kids, too. It's a shame that some deadbeats don't, then blame 'whitey' for forcing their kids into a life of crime because of events that occurred 200 years before they were born. If more black parents would jack up their kids while still pre-school age (assuming the father is present at all, and more often than not, he's no where to be found with these troublemakers who wind up in the pokey), they might not be committing crimes, shooting at police, or smart-mouthing 'John Law' when they are stopped for WHATever reason. They might not get shot or even hauled into court. To the best of my knowledge, no black kid was ever arrested, or shot by a cop, while sitting in a library studying.
Garry  Wright
Garry Wright - 3 месяца назад
Problem solved is when your people quit putting innocent black people in prison just to maintain their business. Let's see if your opinion changes when you or your children ends up in prison.
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