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Marijuana arrests in New York are at an all-time high, with over 50,000 arrests taking place last year - and some people are very happy about that.
Private prison corporations profit every time someone is locked up. In recent years they have found new ways to ensure they always have "customers," from lobbying to keep sentences high, to minor crimes. Alarmingly, it looks like the private prison industry is winning -
America now has more prisoners than any other nation on earth.

Marijuana arrests in New York are at an all-time high, with over 50,000 arrests taking place last year - and some people are very happy about that. Private prison corporations profit every time someone is locked up. In recent years they have found new ways to ensure they always have "customers," from lobbying to keep sentences high, to minor crimes. Alarmingly, it looks like the private prison industry is winning - America now has more prisoners than any other nation on earth.