The crime of privatized prisons by Lamont Lilly

Illusion of freedom

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Dandelion Salad

By Lamont Lilly
www.workers.org
Jan. 5, 2012

Here in the U.S., our “land of the free,” there are approximately 130,000 inmates now housed in privately owned prisons. It‘s a foul stench within a justice system that leads the world in number of people incarcerated within a state, federal or private institution. The latest tally of 2 million equals 25 percent of the globe’s incarcerated population.

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