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Bradford Plumer: The Joys of Prison Labor

The prison-industrial complex, now employs some 80,000 prisoners, and the number's rapidly growing. A large number of those workers earn less than minimum wage . . . ne might reasonably wonder whether this captive, ultra-cheap labor force might be pulling down wages and standards for everyone else.

by TGeraghty on Wed Sep 20th, 2006 at 09:52:47 AM EST
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