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The Shocking Way That Some Prisons Are Kept Full

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WASHINGTON - MARCH 30: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) testifies on Capitol Hill on March 30, 2011 in Washington, DC. The motorcoach safety hearing comes after recent bus accidents put a spotlight on oversight of buses and bus drivers. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) | Brendan Hoffman via Getty Images

Let's see: Privatize prisons so companies make profits on them, create a financial penalty for the state or city they're located in if they don't keep them full, and bribe members of Congress to keep the system humming ... hmmm, can't possibly see how this could go wrong!

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