It’s simple once you approach it from a psychopathic standpoint; the private contracting of prisoners for work fosters incentives to lock more and more people up; in other words, more laws. What’s more, stockholders who make money off prisoners’ work continually lobby for longer sentences—and more laws—in order to expand and extend their workforce. What exactly does this workforce produce? 93% of all domestic paint sold to Americans is manufactured by American prison labour as well as 36% of home appliances, 21% of all office furniture and—this may be my favourite—100% of all military helmets, ammunition belts and bullet proof vests. And yet…the United States prohibits the importation of any goods made through forced labour in foreign countries.
So, there you have it, ninety-seven percent of federal inmates in the United States have been convicted of non-violent crimes and federal prison is where they are going to stay because once you have a cheap, reliable, relatively non-aggressive employee you may as well hang on to him for the rest of his life. What is happening in psychopathic society serves to illustrate precisely how much your personal psychopath will ever value you; namely, for as long as you are still of some use to the psychopath and as long as you make no claim on them in return.
From Defeated Demons by Thomas Sheridan