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Wall Street Mafia & Why You’re Busted…

In my first year in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP; 1990-91) I lucked out. Thru a fellow prisoner who was leaving, I got his position as admin clerk at the Unicor factory.

Most federal prisons (118) average some 1200 souls and there’s only jobs for maybe 200 in the prison factory.  Most prisoners labor at 12¢/hr.  Unicor, pays 23¢/hr. up to $1.15. With premium pay you can even earn $1.45. All overtime and weekends are double-pay. more…

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Prisoner Econ 101 (2)…

Watching some Wall Street guys testilying before a Congressional Committee on TV, Rufus Readymeat chirped up, “Hey, we got a fucked-up economy here in prison from what those guys are saying!”

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Trying not to take the bait, I finally had to ask, “Ruf, what in the world are you talking about?” more…