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Chris Hedges: The Business of Mass Incarceration – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

July 29, 2013

Prisoners often work inside jails and prisons for nothing or at most earn a dollar an hour. The court system has been gutted to deny the poor adequate legal representation. Draconian drug laws send nonviolent offenders to jail for staggering periods of time. Our prisons routinely use solitary confinement, forms of humiliation and physical abuse to keep prisoners broken and compliant, methods that international human rights organizations have long defined as torture. Individuals and corporations that profit from prisons in the United States perpetuate a form of neoslavery. Chris Hedges: The Business of Mass Incarceration – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

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