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The Issue

The Issues and Reasons to Abolish Private Prisons

The United States has a mass incarceration problem. Our country has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s prison population. What’s worse is that we support the incarceration and detention of people for profit. For profit private prisons are a multi-billion dollar industry in this country. An industry that’s sole purpose is to incarcerate more people so that owners and shareholders can profit more and more. There are many reasons why the private for profit industry is growing. Below we will explore issues that contribute to that growth and the increasing corruption of our justice system.

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