Prisons and the Profit Motive (podcast)
Has mass incarceration become part of what is seen today as a good business model? What effect has privatization had on the rehabilitation of prisoners?
Today we will discuss the profit motive as one of the forces behind the mass incarceration crisis, and, specifically, how companies that provide mental health services in the prison system are incentivized to make the problem works, not better.
Today’s guest: Cate Graziani with Grassroots Leadership discusses her recent Politico article, “End the Treatment Industrial Complex,” and the effect of the privatization of prison mental health services on the mass incarceration crisis.