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143. right, we can also rail against the "incarceration culture"
these private prisons are making big money and worse, are LOBBYING congress and legislatures and influencing what's illegal and what the sentences are, so that they can make MORE money.

this opens up some obviously scary possibilities.

i should also point out that disenfranchisement hardly seems reasonable, e.g., for someone who, say, committed a single felony 50 years ago. i mean, is it really right to say that someone who committed tax evasion or insider trading or assault at the age of 21 should have no say at the age of 71 in who the president is, after having successfully served their one year non-prison sentence a hal century earlier?
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