3/25/11 From the Golden Vault of the Meria Show, Meria with John Biewen on “prisons for profit”. Recorded in 2003, this still holds up. Meria refers to prisons for profit often on her show, here’s why. the Corporate prison system in America – big business; lobbying for new laws to imprison the maginalised for free/cheap labor; crime down, prison population up? who benefits? Corrections Corporation of America – create laws for more inmates; stepping up the drug “war” for more inmates; Who benefits from prison labor? AT&T, BOA, Costco,Starbucks,Boeing,Microsoft,Sprint, Verizon and many more. Land of the free? hmmmm…free labor maybe.