The prison-industrial complex is a term used to describe the industry that has arisen around the prison system in the United States and the support of this industry. The prison industry is supported by the private interests of corporations that, use cheap prison labour, construct prisons, supply prisons, operate prisons, as well as prison guard unions, private probation companies, lawyers, and lobbyists that vie for supportive government policy for the industry by enacting ever stricter incarceration policy. The term is taken from military-industrial complex, made famous in President Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address, and is similarly seen to widely perpetuate negative trends for American society for the benefit of big businesses. What can be done about the US prison-industrial complex? Is it funding a slave like labour market? Where in the world are punishment and prisons handled better?