Prison labor booms in US as low-cost inmates bring billions

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RussiaToday on Dec 9, 2012

US breeds a Chinese-style inmate labor scheme on its own soil. Both state and some of the biggest private companies are now enjoying the fruits of a cheap and readily available work force, with tens of millions of dollars spent by private prisons to keep their jails full.

from the archives:

Why Mass Incarceration Defines Us As a Society by Chris Hedges

Michael Parenti: Justice For Sale

An Empire of Poverty: Race, Punishment, and Social Control by Andrew Gavin Marshall

The crime of privatized prisons by Lamont Lilly

Prisons for Profit By Timothy V. Gatto

The prison industry in the United States: big business or a new form of slavery?

America’s Dehumanizing Prisons by Sherwood Ross

Prison labor: Made in USA

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