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Prison Branding in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Part One: Prison Products)

The movement to privatize prisons demands the creation of a public image that can attract sponsors and investors, even if it obfuscates how men and women are warehoused in these facilities. Such distortions are usually called propaganda; in our age they are called marketing. The PEN Prison Writing Committee and its colleagues at The Writer’s Foundry document these processes by observing prison products.  

This event is part of a two-part series. See also Part Two: The Language of Corporate Corrections

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