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Companies Cashing in on People's Prison Stripes?

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Companies Cashing in on People's Prison Stripes?

Companies Cashing in on People's Prison Stripes?

Companies Cashing in on People's Prison Stripes?

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Many small towns have come to depend on prisons for jobs, but are private prisons taking advantage of the incarcerated to turn a profit?

Or are correctional systems offering much-needed services to those behind bars?

For more, Farai Chideya talks with Louise Grant — vice president of marketing and communications for the Corrections Corporation of America — and Rose Braz, campaign director of Critical Resistance, an organization opposed to the expansion of prisons.

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