For-Profit Prisons have destroyed lives, targeted communities of color, cost taxpayers millions and haven’t made us any safer. And the same prison profiteers who have already made billions from locking people up are now capitalizing on the movement to reduce mass incarceration, rebranding themselves as treatment providers giving birth to the Treatment Industrial Complex The T.I.C. or Tic is a network of for-profit prison companies expanding into the world of state mental health hospitals civil commitment centers medical care in prisons and jails community correction programs like halfway houses day reporting centers and alternatives to incarceration like electronic monitoring Private prison companies carefirst about profits not treatment – so they cut corners leading to terrible conditions When someone has a mental health need, the TIC offers patients little more than warehousing and state mental hospitals some never leave TIC members like CCA and the GEO Group are incentivized to keep people in as long as possible to increase profits The longer people stay in the system, the more money the TIC makes. People on probation who previously checked in once a month are now placed on 24-hour surveillance so that these companies make more money. The fees are passed on to individuals and taxpayers. If you can’t pay you might get thrown in jail while profits from companies like the GEO Group continue to rise We can’t let profits come before people’s lives and real solutions while prison profiteers rake in billions This is a scheme by private prison companies to hijack reform efforts for their own corporate greed by expanding beyond their prison walls We need you to join the fight against the Treatment Industrial Complex now!