America’s Private Prison Industry Was Born from the Exploitation of the Slave Trade

Private prisons — those for-profit correctional facilities owned by corporations rather than the government — have their origin in the slave trade.

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How Baltimore Became America’s Laboratory for Spy Tech

IF YOU LIVE in Baltimore, you may have the feeling that you’re being watched. You are. Baltimore Police track your cellphone use without a warrant. They secretly film the entire city from the air. And as concerns about the uses and privacy implications of that next-generation surveillance tech have mounted, these domestic spying scandals also raise another question: Why Baltimore?

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