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Lisa Ling – Trying to Do Good – Uber

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In 19th century America prison labor was used to create Battery Park in lower Manhattan at the foot of Broadway. I recently watched it being dug for a new subway tunnel on the “swing shift” for archeology, where defensive walls were once filled by prison labor. Elsewhere in prisons then “tinware” was made almost exclusively, and the enameled “tin cup” and other utensils and “holloware” was very much used in American expansion west. (“Go west young man and grow up with the country” – Horace Greeley. His statue is in NYC’s “City Hall Park” that section recently reopened after closing on 9/11/2001. A small monument to Joseph Pulitzer is nearby as were the newspapers once). “Recidivism” as the returns to prisons is called could be fought with thought-out work plans and schedules, perhaps as it was in the past. Lisa Ling – Trying to Do Good – Uber


Written by georgejmyersjr

05/05/2008 at 6:16 pm

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