Colorado Private Prisons Inmates Raise Tilapia

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    Hello and good evening.

    I'm watching this documentary on CNBC about this private prison in Colorado. The owner of the prison has inmates raising tilapia (which is a fish). Convict labor raises the fish, harvests the fish, cleans the fish, and they sell them at Whole Foods Markets in Colorado.

    Prisoners make about $0.60 a DAY.

    Needless to say that other fish farms in the State are having trouble competing.

    For whatever reason, I found this shocking.
     
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    I find it interesting.
     
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    you mean private copmpanies are using their prison contracts to get slave labor to unfairly compete with companies who pay free americans? Isn't this the Romney plan for the government, privatise everything and then allow for companies to do whatever they want with no regulation?

    America has a few choices, pay taxes to have prisons where we keep people for smoking joints, give up stupid moral laws which overcrowd our prison systems with non-criminals, or move to china or get arrested if they want a job.
     
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    Link?
     
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    This is a link to one of the segments of the show:

    Prison Labor -- Colorado's Canon City - CNBC

    I couldn't get it to play but our internet here at work is screwey. Here is a link to the show's homepage on CNBC:

    News Headlines
     
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    I don't know where the Governor is on this...privitization doesn't mean "slave" labor. However, it is clear that the prison industry is banking on a steady stream of customers and I did hear that programs the Governor supports--the immigration statutes in Alabama and Arizona--were strongly supported by the private prison corporations.
     
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    What a shame that the poor widdle babies have to work.
     
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    Slave labor is wonderful. It's the best thing for prisoners to earn their keep and it's the only thing Afros are qualified for. The competition should move on to something they can do better.
     
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    It certainly might be the only way to get potheads off their asses.
     
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    Is there anything better than cheap labor?
     

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