More Americans Happily Behind Bars Than Ever

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Why aren't you working in the best growth industry in America? With 1% of Americans in jail, it is time for you to cash in! New figures say that 7.2 million people in total are in the criminal justice system—and someone has to get the contracts to house the ones behind bars. As a matter of fact, a forward-looking someone in Tennessee is making a killing right now, because they just bought 170,000 prisoners from California. Think of all the license-plates you could have made. Surely you have some extra room in your house to contract out to the state for some adorable little criminal?

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