Repost || A Modern Day Slave Plantation Exists, and It’s Thriving in the Heart of America

This is one of the most horrendous, disturbing posts I’ve read in a long time. Until our country addresses such injustices, there’s no way we can call ourselves the “land of the free” with a straight face.

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Hola Everyone,

I read something today that was deeply disturbing and appauling and I thought I would recopy the article in it’s entirety here for you to check out. Here is the original article on PolicyMic

MrMary


 A Modern Day Slave Plantation Exists, and It’s Thriving

in the Heart of America

It was 1972. Thousands of American troops were battling communist forces in Vietnam. Nixon had won re-election by a landslide, but Watergate would soon usher in his demise. Space travel and technology were advancing rapidly.

Change was brewing across America, but one place stood still, frozen in time: Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as Angola. When Robert King arrived that year, he felt as though he’d stepped into the past.

Angola sits 50 miles northwest of Baton Rouge. It’s the largest maximum-security facility in the United States and one of the country’s most notorious prisons. In the book The Life…

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One thought on “Repost || A Modern Day Slave Plantation Exists, and It’s Thriving in the Heart of America

  1. This seems to me like a teaser article, because I don’t know what the actual message of the article is. I’ll take a chance and take the bait.
    If the message is that prisoners are being abused by guards, and that this should be stopped, I agree wholeheartedly.
    If the message is that prisoners are being raped by other prisoners, are being bartered for, and that this should be stopped, I agree wholeheartedly.
    But if the message is that male prisoners are being raped and bartered for by male guards en masse, I demand to be shown clear documentation.
    And if the message is that most prisoners are black because the police are filling the prisons with innocent people, then this would be an outrageous lie, and slander against white men.
    Before I get too controversial, here’s a position to the right of egalitarianism if anyone is interested: Race Wars parts 1 and 2 on my website http://www.wowedbytruth.com

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