10,000 Inmates Work For 250 Cos.; Meese Urges More

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http://www.fortune.com/fortune/ceo/articles/0,15114,481198,00.html Inmates in the Elkton, Ohio, federal prison strip down old computers, salvaging valuable bits of gold and platinum, Fortune magazine reports. Prisoners clad in protective suits hammer at monitor screens and cathode tubes, the smashed glass destined for sale to reprocessors. Computer recycling is difficult, labor-intensive work; Elkton gets business from government agencies and schools because it can compete with Third World wages. Other state and federal prisons have gone into . . .

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