Meet The Billion-Dollar Industry That Literally Banks On Human Misery

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In the United States, we have a lot of pride in country. And why not? We are an exceptional country indeed. Case in point: We rank #1 (USA! USA! USA!) when it comes to, uh … incarceration (USA? USA? USA?), locking up one-quarter of all the prisoners on the planet.

It’s actually become a big-money industry. I know this country is a “land of opportunity,” but getting rich off prisoners doesn’t seem entrepreneurial to me. Despite all of our differences, I’d be willing to bet that most of us would agree that what’s happening here just ain’t right.

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