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Divesting From the Prison Profiteers You Support Every Day
05-09-2016, 05:45 PM,
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Divesting From the Prison Profiteers You Support Every Day
Divesting From the Prison Profiteers You Support Every Day

<p>3M, the company best known as the maker of Scotch tape, holds numerous contracts with prison systems. (Photo:anonphotography.com; Edited: LW / TO)Incarceration has become a big business in the US, which is now home to the world's largest prison population. Amid a growing dialogue about mass incarceration, the dubious ethics (and horrible track records) of private prisons have generated widespread outrage. But the privatization of prison facilities by for-profit corporations is just the tip of the iceberg. Every aspect of incarceration provides an opportunity for someone to make a buck. State and federal governments spend billions to run prisons, jails and detention centers. Each one is like a small city, requiring infrastructure, services and upkeep</p>


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