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Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Prison Population Too Big To Employ Even A Quarter Of Them | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal prison population has grown so large that the federal Bureau of Prisons can no longer reasonably expect to meet its goal of ...

Factories Employing Felons For Dollars A Day Under Scrutiny

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

TALLADEGA, Ala. — On the outside, Unicor, with its big oaks and magnolia trees, looks like it could be part of a landscaped industrial park. Ste...

Prison Labor Is Killing Our Business

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Small Business

Imagine competing with an American company that pays its workers less than $1 an hour. That’s a reality Michael Mansh, president of a small ap...

Can Prisoners Help Us Save Money?

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Who doesn't remember the history class lesson about chain-gang rock-busting punishments for prisoners? Or the Academy Award-winning movie with Paul N...