White Supremacists Have Job Security in Florida's Prison System
A recent report from the Associated Press highlights just how welcoming the Florida prison system is to known members of white supremacist groups.
A few years ago I remember not being at all surprised after reading a report on FBI findings that members of white supremacist groups were infiltrating police departments all over the country. After all, it seemed pretty on-brand for an institution of public safety that had its origins as slave patrollers and maintained a solid reputation of beating, harassing and murdering people of color at a wildly disproportionate rate to white citizens. But where white supremacist infiltration of American police departments has at least been observed/investigated/scrutinized, white supremacists who work as correctional officers and prison personnel have been able to occupy prisons across the country while being open about their affiliation to certain white supremacist groups.
And there is perhaps no state in the U.S. where C.O.s wear their badge of bigotry more openly than Florida.
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial
Subscribe to The North Star with Shaun King to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.