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I saw this article about *why* private prisons are kept full, and it is unacceptable. Human beings are not commodities! Take a look, and…Read More

This is how private prison corporations make millions even when crime goes down

Mother Jones
We are living in boom times for the private prison industry. The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation's largest owner of private prisons, has seen its revenue climb by more than 500 percent in the last two decades. And CCA wants to get much, much bigger: Last year, the company made an offer to 48 governors to buy and operate their…Read More

A must-read on the rise of the prison-industrial complex:

Prisoners Of Profit

The Huffington Post
From a glance at his background, one might assume that James F. Slattery would have a difficult time convincing any state in America to entrust him with the supervision of its lawbreaking youth. Over the past quarter century, Slattery’s for-profit prison enterprises have run afoul of the Justice Department and authorities in New York, Florida,…Read More