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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

This series provides in-depth coverage of the top religion and ethics stories of the week as well as religious and ethical perspectives on domestic and foreign events and the arts. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, the series brings viewers breaking news through live and taped reports filed by a team of correspondents in the field and interviews with prominent newsmakers.

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Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 - 8:30 AM    Prisons for Profit - Louisiana has the highest rate of incarceration of any state in the nation with one in every 86 adults behind bars. As Lucky Severson reports, to contain the costs of imprisoning so many individuals, the state has outsourced the operating of many prisons to local sheriffs and others who are given a per diem payment for each prisoner. Critics say one effect of this is to give sheriffs an incentive to expand their prison populations and keep their costs as low as possible. D
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