Meet some people who actually want you to go to prison. You'll be shocked at why. Not really...
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Some prisons are bought and sold to huge companies that then receive promises — and contracts — from states to keep them full. What's the reason for this, other than lining pockets?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?


The numbers are pretty interesting:

(And it's actually gotten worse since 2010.)

As a graphic, check out the 2012 data:


Pretty scary, right? Something tells me that the companies who make money for more prisoners are fighting marijuana legalization laws — and lots more — because they'll make more money.

Sigh.

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A Medford, Oregon sushi restaurant tried to pull a fast one on its employees but it didn't get past the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency has recovered $280,124 in back pay from Misoya Bistro that will be split among 36 employees.

Federal investigators say that for the past two years, the restaurant paid its employees an hourly "tip wage" that was "significantly lower" than what they earned in tips.

"I think employers sometimes may think that because they pay the state minimum wage which is higher than the federal minimum wage, means that they can be involved in tips," Carrie Aguilar, district director for the Wage and Hour Division – Portland office, told NBC5. "That's just not the case. Tips should always go to the employees."

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