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…other corporations benefit from the easy-hire, easy-fire and low-wage policies of prison employees. In Michael Moore’s movie “Roger and Me,” he broke the story of TWA using prisoners to book flights. Other companies such as McDonald’s, Boeing, Microsoft, Sprint, Victoria’s Secret (how was your bra made?), Compaq, Toys R Us, and Revlon use prison labor for packaging, telemarketing, manufacturing, and distributing their products. Chances are, on any given day, you are the beneficiary of the work done by between ten and fifteen prison laborers.

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http://www.ncsociology.org/sociationtoday/v42/prison.htm (2006)

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