‘The Best Defense Is The Truth;’ Private Prison Company Sues Activist For Libel & Loses | MSNBC

'The Best Defense Is The Truth;' Private Prison Company Sues Activist For Libel & Loses | MSNBC 1


Activist and Forbes contributor Morgan Simon was taken to court by a private prison company for writing articles that claimed the company’s practice included family separations. While they tried to refute that by saying their detention centers only house adults, Simon and the court agreed that still separates families. Host of MSNBC’s “American Voices” Alicia Menendez is joined by Simon and Newsweek Editor-at-Large Naveed Jamali to discuss the larger implications of this lawsuit regarding First Amendment rights, family separations and private prison companies.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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'The Best Defense Is The Truth;' Private Prison Company Sues Activist For Libel & Loses | MSNBC

51 Comments on "‘The Best Defense Is The Truth;’ Private Prison Company Sues Activist For Libel & Loses | MSNBC"

  1. Private prisons are a horrible idea!!! They should never have been allowed!

    • Most are closing. There are functions federal and states should be in charge of.

    • They attempted to sue someone for describing their daily operations.

    • @Facts trump prejudice JFC. Shut up, potheads. I once had a physical fight with my old coke dealer who said “pot cures cancer.” Tell me, sir, how SMOKING pot cures lung cancer? Drugs are drugs, all should be legal, and the money used for fighting the “war” on drugs should be used for treatment and rehab. But don’t stand there and tell me that smoking pot cures cancer.

    • Facts trump prejudice | December 20, 2020 at 10:01 PM | Reply

      @Xakkil Oh dear, demanding that I refute something that I did not say is quite insane my friend.

    • @Facts trump prejudice If you can tell me that you’ve never said once in your entire life that pot cures cancer with a straight face, I’ll apologize. But I doubt you can.

  2. nothingclever99 | December 20, 2020 at 12:27 PM | Reply

    Flesh peddling just isn’t what it used to be, I guess. Nice one, America!

  3. Trump Putin's puppet . | December 20, 2020 at 12:28 PM | Reply

    31 days until putin / trump illegal fake ugly presidency is over

    • Why are we waiting 31 days to remove a traitor?

    • @Samantha Boyer my thoughts exactly!!!🤔😔

    • Trump and kids should be deported, and don’t forget that there was just a hack that Trump won’t talk about (most likely because he just sent Russia whatever they asked for)

    • teletubbykiller54 | December 20, 2020 at 2:39 PM | Reply

      Thank christ for that…..can’t wait to see Bozo The Donald kick and scream as he’s being forcefully removed from the white house screaming “i am dear leader! I am dear leader!” ….knowing how ugly he is, he’s probably gonna demand the resolute desk be turned to him…..”well, it’s trump Industries property now! I touched it with my beautiful big strong hands! Mine!”

  4. Kayne not Kanye! | December 20, 2020 at 12:28 PM | Reply

    Private prisons are the reason America has the most people behind bars in the world.

    • Matthew Stewart | December 20, 2020 at 1:50 PM | Reply

      @Darth Wheazius i have no idea where this is going, They fill the prisons creating jobs for police , legal system, Prisons . the next JOB creator is the Green deal . it will create mc jobs . all i was getting at.

    • @Matthew Stewart How does the kool-aid taste?
      The war on drugs and the privatization of prisons came hand-in-hand. Their only purpose was to put minorities in prison and create a correlation between them and crime, while also making profit off tax dollars. That money could have gone to medicare for all and would have created far, far more jobs in the medical profession without making people suffer and given the people something back for their taxes paid. Private prisons only siphon money to the top.

    • @Matthew Stewart the Private prison industry didn’t create jobs. It took jobs from law biding citizens.

    • Matthew Stewart | December 20, 2020 at 4:05 PM | Reply

      @Me Off the egg is good the egg is bad. time changes everything. round round we go how many years do we get ? no one knows . good luck

  5. God is watching the cruelty….no one helped these children.

  6. “Birds Fly, Fish Swim, Prisons Separate Families” …. evil cackle in background : 1:15

  7. stephen wedderburn | December 20, 2020 at 12:35 PM | Reply

    Oh thats just poetic! I hope the judge made them pay costs as well!

  8. Wow these Nazis

  9. When you say “They don’t understand ABCDEFG” you are wrong. THEY COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND AND SIMPLY WANT TO SHUT YOU UP! They understand perfectly and THAT is why they sued you. Believe it!

  10. Private prisons need to be outlawed!! Reunite the children now!!

  11. I bet DeVos’ husband is involved in the private prison and making tons of money!

  12. Facts trump prejudice | December 20, 2020 at 1:05 PM | Reply

    … The United States has the highest prison and jail population (2,121,600 in adult facilities in 2016), and the highest incarceration rate in the world (655 per 100,000 population in 2016).

  13. General G. Washington | December 20, 2020 at 1:15 PM | Reply

    America needs less private prisons profiting off taxpayer’s money, and more rehabilitation and education centers.


  14. Private prison’s and Congress should be sued and private prison’s abolished! That’s the governments job and responsibility.

  15. It’s sick and twisted that in the US corporations, business entities, have more rights than actual, real, living and breathing humans. In no other country in the world would this have even been brought because it’s INSANE.

  16. If you have to exist in the dark, your the bad guy…

  17. On camera, Mitch McConnel said, “Separate their families…. that’ll stop them.” Along with Trump, he needs to stand for Crimes against Humanity.

  18. NOBODY should make a profit out of imprisonment of people.

  19. BubblewrapHighway | December 20, 2020 at 3:04 PM | Reply

    Prison labor is too valuable to give up willingly, we need to take back our criminal justice system!

  20. “Trump is nothing like Hitler! Stop comparing them!” they said..

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