No one likes to talk about this, of course: “We sell products made by prison labor” isn’t the kind of slogan likely to generate consumer enthusiasm. But to those in the know – as an online video promoting UNICOR’s call-center services boasts – prison labor is “the best-kept secret in outsourcing.” Maybe Incarceration Nation really is a foreign country.
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Did you know that here in America, locking people up in prison is big business? Well it seems to be so. Take a look at Corrections Corporation of America and GEO Group. 777 more words
By Rosa Brooks
You already know that the United States locks up a higher percentage of its population than any other country in the world. If you look at local, state and federal prison and jail populations, the United States currently incarcerates more than 2.4 million people, a figure that constitutes roughly 25 percent of the total incarcerated population of the entire world. 881 more words