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Excellent post. What I don’t know is how much of a profit is made due to free labor in corporate-owned, but federally contracted prisons, which will continue to rise since the Trump Administration already has indicated they will contract out more to private enterprise.


If you ask me $15/hr would be reasonable. It might be a disincentive for ‘The Prison Industrial Complex” to stop looking for new ways to incarcerate people.


Thank you so much for this essay. So disturbing but so important. It’s been hiding in plain sight for too long. Thanks again for shining a light on it.


Great post and good reminder. Thanks!