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Towson University

#OccupyTowson wrong about prison industries

#OccupyTowson wrong about prison industries

The "Request of the Black Students at Towson University" specifies numerous demands that will make Towson University more inclusive and responsive to the black students on that campus ("The lesson of #OccupyTowson," Nov. 19). However, there is one request that does not make any sense. Specifically, No. 4 asks that the college take steps to terminate the contract with the Maryland prison system on the grounds that it exploits the labor of black inmates.

Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) is the prison industry within the Department of Public Safety and...