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Higher Profits Explain Why There Are More People Of Color In Private Prisons

Why would African American and Latino prisoners be cheaper to incarcerate than whites?
Higher Profits Explain Why There Are More People Of Color In Private Prisons
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Via Moyers & Company:

In a frame grab from video obtained by The Associated Press, an inmate attacks fellow inmate Hanni Elabed at the privately-run Idaho Correctional Center just south of Boise, Idaho. Elabed suffered brain damage and persistent short-term memory loss after he was beaten by inmate James Haver while multiple guards watched at the Idaho prison operated by Corrections Corporation of America. (AP Photo)

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 populat...

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