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Better than sliced bread?

Over the last several decades, as a result of de-regulation of various industries across the US, some types of businesses came to life. Namely the private prison industry. Given the fact that these for-profit, publically traded corporations currently amount to only 8% of the total prisons in the country, they also make approximately three billion dollars a year. Putting the entire industry at a value of 30 billion. For a profit-making corporation,these numbers seem like an opportunity. Especially following Donald Trump's elections. George Carlin, Joe Rogan and John Oliver deliver the funny, while Michael Hallot (an associate professor of criminal justice and director of the Center for Race and Juvenile Justice Policy at the University of North Florida and author of “Private Prisons in America: A Critical Race Perspective”) shares his professional opinion.

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