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Superpredators

ID Number: 10615
Maker: Resistant Strains
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1998
Place Made: United States; Vermont, Glover
Measurements: 59.8 cm x 43 cm; 23 9/16 in x 16 15/16 in
Main Subject: Prisons & Prisoners
Materials: glossy paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Superpredators Corrections Corporation of America Doctor R. Crants, CEO #1 private sector provider of detention and corrections services 1997 net profits: $54 million from operation of 67 facilities with "beds" totaling 52,890 During 1997, Corrections Corporation of America opened approximately 15,000 new beds, more than any corrections system, public or private, has ever opened in a single year. "It has taken a long time, but I have finally made peace with what I am. If I'm charming, ruthless, and manipulative, so be it. If I plow my way through the community leaving a trail of empty wallets, broken hearts, and shattered lives, that's the way it goes. If I'm violently impulsive and completely void of conscience, forgive me. If I selfishly take whatever I want and exhibit a chilling lack of remorse, it's all in a day's work. I can't stop myself. I may be among 'the worst of the worst,' but I'm subject to forces beyond my control. Some say I suffer from moral poverty, but I think it all boils down to genetics, really. I was born a superpredator. I guess I've got what they call the "crime gene," but in my case most people mistake it for the "capitalist gene," so I'm left loose on the streets to do business as usual and everyone just accepts the devastating consequences, in much the same way I have come to accept myself. It's a beautiful arrangement." need bodies to fill beds. resistant strains maximum security democracy series art: R. Strains


Acquisition Number: 1998-030

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