And end up in the global jail economy

from Yasiin Bey – Mathematics Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

However, with these crimes comes the possibility of stiff consequences, including, but not limited to, federal jail time, where one can be put to work as a cheap source of non-unionzed labor.

There is also a slight social commentary about the increasingly globalized and privatized prison-industry complex, as Yasiin so eloquently articulated in the first verse.

The orange-collar economy

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