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Who is the Prison Industrial Complex?Prison Industrial Complex

They are people who make money through prison. We don’t think about them much. Who are they:

  • The companies who sell food to the prison – vegetables, meat, and staples.
  • Those who supply paper and office supplies
  • The garbage contractors
  • People who repair machines and computers in the prison
  • People who repair the plumping, electricity or structure of the buildings
  • The paid chaplains that provide chapel services and counseling
  • The school services, which in Canada go to the lowest bidder
  • The companies that inmates are allowed to order from
  • The company that services the candy and soda machines in the visiting room
  • The local and stare/provincial legislators in areas where prisons are. These people know that if they don’t support the prisons, they won’t be in

We’re talking big money here in many cases. These are people who want to see more and bigger prisons. They don’t want to see prison reform and they have a lot of clout.

Did I miss anyone?


Posted: November 20, 2012 by Ed Griffin in Uncategorized
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freeThis Wednesday and Thursday, November 21 and 22, my novel, Beyond the Vows, will be free on

Spirituality is found beyond the church, not in the church. The church is a school.  You learn your lessons and then you graduate and become an adult Christian.

In Beyond the Vows I fictionalized the story of my own five years as a Catholic priest. “The young priest sets out to save the world, but soon discovers that he’s the one who needs saving. He tries to have his church confront modern problems, but he finds that money rules. On his journey to the light he meets a greedy bishop, a philosopher-theologian janitor, a courageous young woman and a wild ex-nun. He tries to replace the fierce God Beyond the Vowsof his childhood with a God of love. Even though he pours himself into parish work, a deep void still eats at his heart. He is alone.”

What is love? Where is God? Why celibacy? When do you follow your conscience and not the church? These are the questions of Beyond the Vows.

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