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Jailing Americans for Profit - The rise of the prison industrial complex

Written By: John Whitehead  |  Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012

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            "Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today-perhaps the fundamental fact, as slavery was the fundamental fact of 1850. In truth, there are more black men in the grip of the criminal-justice system-in prison, on probation, or on parole-than were in slavery then. Over all, there are now more people under 'correctional supervision' in America-more than six million-than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height."-Adam Gopnik, "The Caging of America"

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