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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n45 (11/08/2012) » Section: Week in Review

Well, Thank God That Election is Over

Billions of dollars, brain cells, and words have been expended this election season, and the analysis is sure to keep coming. So, in the spirit of alternative journalism—that is to say, not lavishing space on the things you will read about everywhere else—we will make this brief and hopefully painless:

Examining the Prison Industry

They should have made more of this in the political campaigns. Amid all the charges and countercharges—some truth, some lies—about transporting industry jobs overseas, there’s one super-growth industry right here in the United States that nobody said much about: the prison industry. In fact, what used to be a public function now more and more is becoming a private sector industry, as private not-for-profit and for-profit companies compete to take over carceral operations.

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