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Demanufacturing Wal-Mart: Profiting From Prison Labor

Al Norman | Posted 02.02.2013 | Business
Al Norman

Every year, Wal-Mart has to dispose of millions of dollars worth of customer returns, buy-backs, over-stocks, shelf-pulls, scratch-and-dent, and excess inventories. The retailer sells this merchandise to liquidators -- and the workers used to strip these products clean are often prisoner laborers.