Tag: prison industrial complex


Texas State Conference Recap

  The final SSDP Regional Conference of 2016 took place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, November 11-13, 2016. SSDPers from 10 campuses in Texas were in attendance, the largest gathering of SSDPers of any kind in the Lone Star State. This conference also happened the weekend after Election Day, so emotions were high for many

Read more


Removing the Prison Slave Labor Exemption

Currently, the US prison population is being put to work for pennies per hour. Often, the benefactors of this labor are private corporations, including Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Victoria’s Secret, and AT&T. Our prison population is not only the largest in the world, both per capita and by pure scale, but is also disproportionately black and latino, largely due to racial discrimination

Read more


July 2016 Monthly Mosaic: The Prison Industrial Complex and the War on Drugs

July 2016 Monthly Mosaic The Prison Industrial Complex and the War on Drugs Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s original motto was “Schools Not Prisons,” in response to the “Aid Elimination Penalty,” an amendment added to the Higher Education Act in 1998, which excluded students with drug convictions from receiving federal financial aid to attend institutions of higher learning. In early

Read more