Monday, March 10, 2008

The new slavery: prison labor

Arcturus recently dusted off his blog, and among other things has pointed to an informative article on the state of the prison-industrial complex. With approximately 1 in 100 Americans now behind bars, it's worth familiarizing ourselves with the human exploitation, mistreatment, and corruption inherent in that particular system. The list of corporations that have capitalized on this captive pool of labor is quite the rogue's gallery - and for those contracting primarily or exclusively with privately-run prisons (one of our few growth industries in the US, it seems), they're paying pennies on the dollar.

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