CNBC: Billions Behind Bars: Inside America's Prison Industry

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  1. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA


    Maybe not a favorite but there was some stuff that was interesting.

    I was surprised that prison industries were putting out a lot more products than license plates, esp. fish that went to Whole Foods. I'm not sure I'd be that comfortable w/buying certain products made, cared for or processed by prisoners.

    I don't remember the numbers, but the pay the prisoners get is minuscule (at least in CO), on the order of under 50 cents/hour.

    I was puzzled by the Two Rivers and other prisons being vacant still while the state of CA has an overcrowding problem.

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