A new operation has been called upon by hacker @k0detec fighting against the jail system and alike business's. The operation is calling for all hackers to join forces and get what they can on these systems, if this will work is anyone's guess but as we have seen in the past a simple message like this can stir up a lot of trouble for big companies. the message: Please help get the word out. "Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today -- perhaps the fundamental fact, as slavery was the fundamental fact of 1850. In truth, there are more black men in the grip of the criminal-justice system -- in prison, on probation, or on parole -- than were in slavery then. Over all, there are now more people under 'correctional supervision' in America -- more than six million -- than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height." -- Adam Gopnik, "The Caging of America" One in fifty Americans are now in the grip of some part of the Prison Industrial Complex, either locked up, on parole or probation or being regularly drug tested. Along with the rise in prison population has come the rise of prison as a highly profitable industry. This is big business at it's worst, exploiting prisoners for cheap labour and government cash. If you are running private prison the math is easy, more prisoners, more money, more corporate bonuses. https://www.businessinsider.com/the-private-prison-business-2012-3#-4 ^^ "Total US Corrections Market exceeds $70 billion" "At a time when states are struggling to reduce bloated prison populations and tight budgets, a private prison management company is offering to buy prisons in exchange for various considerations, including a controversial guarantee that the governments maintain a 90% occupancy rate for at least 20 years." - source: USA Today https://usat.ly/y64Mgb In the UK there are similar private facilities, resulting in incidents like this in 2003: "More than 170 young offenders are to be removed from the first privately run juvenile jail as the publication of a damning report by the chief inspector of prisons today led to it being named as the worst prison in Britain." source: https://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2003/feb/05/youthjustice.politics How do governments manage to maintain a 90% "occupancy rate" (they make it sound like a goddamn Holiday Inn)? This is not tinfoil hat buffoonery, the solution for cash strapped governments is an obvious one. Harsher sentencing, three strike laws and "truth-in-sentencing" legislation all help keep more people locked up for longer periods of time, maximizing profits for the companies involved and taking the pressure off of state budgets. Some people deserve to be in prison. We are prepared to admit that. How long they spend there and how they spend that time should not be dictated by CEOs, shareholders and Wall Street though. We are asking that our fellow #Anonymous and #antisec brothers and sisters join with us in targeting anyone and everyone involved in the prison profit system including, but not limited to: + Prisons themselves + Prison design companies + Prison suppliers (food, maintenance, anything) + Inmate "equipment" (uniforms, restraints, transportation) + Correctional Officer training services + Inmate telephone service providers (rip off exploiters) + Companies/labs that drug test for prisons or the cops And anyone else you can think of. Make them aware that their "business model" is not acceptable. Leak their data, their emails, their passwords, deface their websites. Do this not just for us, but for all our imprisoned comrades. Do this for sup_g, Kahuna, Topiary, Trick, MLT, all of our people doing time.