Posted by Contributor on February 07, 2014

By Joshua Holland

 

Explaining the shocking racial skew in America's corporate corrections industry

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Higher Profits Explain Why There Are More People of Color in Private Prisons (via Moyers & Company)

It’s well known that people of color are overrepresented in America’s prisons relative to their share of the population. But a recent study finds that they make up an even larger share of the populations of private, for-profit prisons than publicly…

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