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Monbiot on prisons
March 14, 2009, 3:04 pm
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George Monbiot has an interesting article linking capitalism and privatisation with growing prison populations:

This revolting trade in human lives creates a permanent incentive to lock people up; not because prison works; not because it makes us safer, but because it makes money. Privatisation appears to have locked this country into mass imprisonment.

It’s not clear to me that this is enough to explain the whole problem, but it’s worth considering.

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