Not surprising at all considering him and his wife delve into supporting the prison industrial complex. Any share holder in that department has to be well paid considering it’s one of the most successful businesses. And it doesn’t look like he’s letting down soon, he recently bought into massive security and prison management company. He also invested 2.2 million dollars in private prisons as shown by a tax return from the Bill and Melinda foundation [via a MotherJones investigation] in 2012 alone.
According to the Palm Beach Post, The GEO Group has a laundry list of incidents in its private prisons.
The State of Texas even canceled an $8 million contract with The GEO Group because of a juvenile jail where officials found feces on walls and floors, locked emergency exits and excessive use of pepper spray on minors.
“[The GEO Group] knowingly put workers at risk of injury or death by failing to implement well recognized measures that would protect employees from physical assaults by inmates,” stated Clyde Payne, OSHA’s director in Jackson, Miss.
Mother Jones also found that the Gates Foundation invested $2.4 million in G4S, a UK-based company that operates private prisons for juveniles. G4S has had its own scandals over the deaths and abuse of children, reported the BBC and The Guardian.
The defense contractor DynCorp received $2.5 million from the Gates Foundation, even though DynCorp has a long history of scandals.
In 2010, DynCorp employees hired Afghan boys to dress up like girls and dance, and possibly provide sexual services, noted The Guardian.
In 1999, DynCorp was involved in a sex slavery scandal in Bosnia where DynCorp employees were accused of raping and buying girls as young as 12, noted The Huffington Post. [**]
So good job Bill, you’re making all the moves to make that money huh? even at the expense of the disenfranchised, empowering such abusive, dehumanizing and toxic institutions by investing in them. A sure shot way of becoming successful in this country.