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A typical detainee in the federal prison system can expect to earn $0.12/hr slaving away for some corporation. Meanwhile they can expect to pay another corporation $0.30 to send a single email (plus $0.05 for every minute spent writing the email).
So they can expect to labor for three hours to send a single message to maintain the support structure that will be critical to their successful reintegration once they are finally released.
But sure, let's call this 'rehabilitation.'