CORPORATE WELFARE money given to big corporations, as tax breaks, subsidies or "hand-outs." Corporations are the biggest recipient of "government hand-outs," and each dollar they get is a dollar that won't get spent on youth, on the elderly, on housing, job training, health care, medicine, poverty & homeless prevention, nutrition or drug treatment, environmental protection and all the things that keep people truly safe, healthy and out of prison. What used to be invested in communities is now invested in police & prisons. Corporate welfare instead of social welfare destabilizes communities & pushes people toward prison.