From the Real Cost of Prisons Weblog.
‘Profiteers of Misery’: The U.S. Private Prison Industrial Complex
By Kanya D’Almeida
In her book ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’, Michelle Alexander writes that even with crime rates on the decline, the U.S. prison population quintupled in just two decades, between 1980 and 2010.