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April 13, 2008

Bid Em In, Bid Em In

Who says the system doesn't care about you? You are very important to them! Your bodies are their currency.

Less Crime: No Reason to Shut Prisons
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For nearly a decade, one of New York City’s major exports — criminals — has been in decline, a result of less crime. In the alternative universe of state government, this is the textbook definition of catastrophe. A steady supply of criminals is the foundation of the economy of large swaths of New York State, which has 70 prisons that employ about 20,000 people as correction officers.

The prisons are also a source of political power to upstate Republicans because the inmates are counted as permanent residents when legislative districts are drawn — even though they cannot vote and their actual homes may be hundreds of miles away...

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Posted by jsmooth995 at April 13, 2008 3:06 PM

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