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  •  It's a bit tricky, though (1+ / 0-)
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    Most prisoners would prefer a job, even an exploitative one, to enforced idleness and complete absence of income.  I think it could make sense to ban for-profit entities, but there is no doubt that would reduce the number of prisoners who could participate.  More jobs for the rest of us, but a loss to the prisoners.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Fri Jul 23, 2010 at 01:12:48 PM PDT

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