FAST FIVE: Locked Up: How The Modern Prison-Industrial Complex Puts So Many Americans In Jail
On top of those currently serving time, 4.7 million Americans were on parole in 2016, or about one in 56.
Throughout the South, crime was largely viewed as a northern problem.
Many times, convicts were put to work on plantations.
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However, prisoners are not owned by the state.