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Thomas Roberts

Prison overcrowding sparks private imprisonment industry


Earlier this week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a roll back of mandatory minimum sentences, harsh penalties that have packed America’s prisons. With the country’s public jails spilling over, a powerful new industry has emerged:  the business of private imprisonment. The Cycle’s Ari Melber joins MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts with more on the story.Aug.14.2013


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