Private Prison Corporations Are Modern Day Slave Traders | | AlterNet

Private Prison Corporations Are Modern Day Slave Traders | | AlterNet.

For the last two years, the number of inmates held in state prisons has declined slightly, largely because the states are short on money. Crime, of course, has declined dramatically in the last 20 years, but that has never dampened the states’ appetites for warehousing ever more Black and brown bodies, and the federal prison system is still growing.

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