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The Prison-Industrial Complex: The Rise of Private Prisons in the US

The Prison-Industrial Complex: Herland Report, Getty

Herland Report: The Prison-Industrial Complex: You cannot have a discussion on the prison-industrial complex without discussing private prisons. As of 2018, private prisons housed 8.41 percent of incarcerated persons in the United States. While private prisons date back to the colonial days, the modern privatized prisons as we think of them only date back to the 1980s. This was initially …

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