On the one hand they are slave laborers and on the other hand they produce equipment designed to be used against the rest of us -- just as they (UNICOR workers) produced bomb components to drop on the Vietnamese years back, or on the Iraqis just a few years ago.
We're talking about prisoners making protective vests for federal prison guards -- from tower guards to goon squad thugs (apparently they are going to be making "slash resistant" vests next). How big a step is this from minimum/medium security prisoners who build maximum security prisons so they can get more good time and other privileges?
I realize the space limitations in PLN but it seems that Dan bypassed the issue of consciousness/collaboration to focus on unfair marketing strategies that will probably be forgotten by readers before the year is out.
R.L., Florence ADX
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