Pistons' Owner: It's a “Blessing” to own Prison Telecom Company

Clueless tone-deaf Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores recently said its a "blessing" to own a prison profiteering company that make
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Clueless, tone-deaf Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores recently said its a "blessing" to own a prison profiteering company that makes money off the phone calls of America's incarcerated.

Gores was asked this weekend about continued pressure from activists who say he profits on mass incarceration.

Gores told reporters Saturday it's a "blessing" to be an owner of Securus — a prison telecom company his private equity investment firm, Platinum Equity, purchased for $1.6 billion in 2017.

Securus has drawn criticism for years because of the high cost of calls at some correctional facilities, which advocates say puts a financial burden on families who want to communicate with their incarcerated loved ones.

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