The privatization of the prison programs has been a huge business, and most American’s are against incentivizing imprisonment by waiving big dollar signs around. There are stories of cheap labor from jailed inmates in many states. You can even just call up the Sheriff in some areas and say, “Hey, Bob, I need a work crew to clear my 10 acres today” or “Hey, Sheriff Bob, I need some catering at a party” and twenty guys from the jail will show up to work for peanuts! Now, let’s look at the hypocrisy of not only that issue, but now add in illegal immigrants being used as cheap labor! The Federal government says” It’s wrong to hire illegals and pay them less than minimum wage as it’s inhumane and it’s harming American’s looking for opportunities to work!” Then, the same Federal government uses those illegals it rounds up as cheap labor under threat of punishment if they don’t work in prison programs. You would be surprised what prisons make for us or services they provide. That telemarketer you are hearing from must might be calling you from jail!