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The world history of prison labor

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UN Study - Private prisons, prison labor
From Prison Activist List, 14 May 1997. 1993 UN report on the privatization of prisons. A query regarding outcome.
The prison-industrial complex & the global economy
By Eve Goldberg and Linda Evans, 18 December 1997. The monumental commitment to lock up a sizeable percentage of the population is an integral part of the globalization of capital. Economic decline, racism, the U.S. role as policeman of the world, and growth of the international drug economy in creating a booming prison/industrial complex (30Kb).