During Monday’s episode of “Full Frontal,” host Samantha Bee looked at yet another under-investigated issue in America: for-profit prisons and for-profit probation collection.

Bee focused on a for-profit probation collection service, Sentinel Offender Services, who offered a March madness-themed incentive program urging officers to levee more fees and charge more people for petty crimes in order to bring more cash into the private prison.

“We’re not supposed to jail people to make money, we’re supposed to jail people for being black.”


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com