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Corporate Front Group ALEC Pushing Low-Cost Prison Labor

By Zaid Jilani on August 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm

"Corporate Front Group ALEC Pushing Low-Cost Prison Labor"

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As part of a larger series on the corporate-front group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), journalists Mike Elk and Bob Sloan published a new exposé in the Nation looking at how the organization aggressively advocates for the use of prison labor across the country. Elk and Sloan chronicle how much of the legislation ALEC wrote, promoted, and passed into law directly benefited the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), which funds the corporate front group.

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