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RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY

Prisons for Profit

  • Aired: 01/11/2013
  • 07:57
  • Rating: NR
"In Louisiana, you’ve got all these prison entrepreneurs who are mostly local sheriffs who have built these prisons, and the prisons function just like hotels. They get a payment per person per day, and if they don’t keep the beds full they’re going to lose money," says reporter Cindy Chang.
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Is it ethical to incarcerate people in order to make money?
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