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11 Products You Didn't Know Were Made By Prisoners

11 Products You Didn't Know Were Made By Prisoners

By Lucas Reilly Mental Floss Prisoners make millions of license plates each year. But what else do they make for us? Read More »

Female Convicts Make High-End, Italian Fashion Goods

Female Convicts Make High-End, Italian Fashion Goods

Convicts throughout the world have a famously tough time finding work after leaving prison. Employers tend to discriminate against ex-cons, and the criminal justice system rarely prepares prisoners adequately for re-entry into the workplace. But the Italian government is leading the way, at least in this... Read More »

Confessions Of A Prison Doctor

Confessions Of A Prison Doctor

By Vivian Giang It takes a special kind of person to provide health care for accused murderers, rapists, and drug addicts. But these doctors do, in some cases, receive "better pay, better hours, retirement benefits, and free malpractice insurance," Parija B. Kavilanz has reported on CNN. "Typically a salaried... Read More »

Alabama Prison Guards Routinely Sexually Abused Inmates, Report Alleges

Alabama Prison Guards Routinely Sexually Abused Inmates, Report Alleges

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A prisoner's rights group is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to look into allegations that guards at an Alabama women's prison are sexually abusing the inmates incarcerated there. The Equal Justice Initiative filed the complaint on Thursday, claiming that guards at the Tutwiler Prison... Read More »

Labor Slaves, Prisoners Helping Build World Cup Venues

Labor Slaves, Prisoners Helping Build World Cup Venues

By Tales Azzoni SAO PAULO (AP) -- It wasn't a tough choice for convicted bank robber Chiquinho: spend the day in a cell or make money out in the sun helping Brazil build a 2014 World Cup stadium. Read More »

In New York, Some State Call-Center Employees Are Behind Bars

In New York, Some State Call-Center Employees Are Behind Bars

When it comes to employing prisoners, making license plates or performing roadside cleanup typically come to mind as the kind of jobs given to those behind bars. In New York state, however, a select group of inmates are taking on a different role: over-the-phone customer service representatives for the... Read More »

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