Prison for Profit

What happens when governmental and intricate care-tasks like detention and rehabilitation are left to market forces and powerful international uncontrolled corporations take over?

Time & Tickets

We follow journalist Ruth Hopkins and the lives of former prisoners and warders from South Africa’s Mangaung private prison, which is run by the controversial private security firm G4S, a worldwide British multi-billion company. Leaked video-footage filmed by guards shows the true face of this notorious prison from the inside. PRISON FOR PROFIT exposes how this profit-maximization system works, how G4S operates this prison and what the far-reaching negative consequences are for society.

Ilse & Femke van Velzen, Netherlands, 2019, 83 min. English & Afrikaans spoken, Dutch subtitles.
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