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Floating Prison Drones Equal Menace In 'The Furnace'

Prentis Rollins' new graphic novel is set in a near future where the government uses drone-powered mobile invisibility fields to control its prisoners, keeping them out of sight and incommunicado.
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When we think about prison, we tend to think about vision. For centuries the ultimate prison design has been Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon, which allows a single guard to monitor numerous prisoners without them knowing exactly when they're being watched. In modern times, the theme of vision governs prison policy outside the walls, too. Americans don't want to see what goes on in our prisons, so we put them far away — sometimes even

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