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Prison Growth

Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 6:03 AM ET

In many depressed areas, new prison complexes have revitalized the local economy. America's prison system employs more than three-quarters-of-a-million workers -- more than the auto industry. The U.S. Bureau of Justice statistics shows there are 26 new jobs created for every 100 inmates. Many small towns are trying to get in on the boom.