Prison Sales

John Biewen of American RadioWorks reports on ALEC - the American Legislative Exchange Council. Companies that profit from the Prison boom sponsor ALEC, which in turn lobbies for tougher sentencing - thus bringing more profits to the corrections industry and its suppliers.

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