FAST FIVE: Locked Up: How The Modern Prison-Industrial Complex Puts So Many Americans In Jail

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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.

Companies like the GEO Group, Inc.

However, prisoners are not owned by the state.

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