Friday, August 22, 2014

Prisons & Corrections

Life In - And After - Prison
"More than 2.3 million people in the United States are in prison or jail. Here, talks that speak to the experience of life behind bars—and different perspectives on what can make it a rehabilitating experience."  TED Talks - 8 brief videos

It's Time to Pay Prisoners the Minimum Wage
"Prison labor has long existed in a 'legal black hole, as David Fathi of the ACLU puts it.... '[Prison labor] seems more common than it did ten or twenty years ago. And a real concern is that employers, whether they’re public or private, are naturally going to be attracted by a uniquely docile and powerless, and literally captive labor force.'"

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