Private Prisons Spent Over $1 Million In Just Three Months Lobbying To Put More People In Jail

Yesterday, the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) released a report chronicling the political strategies of private prison companies “working to make money through harsh policies and longer sentences.” The report’s authors note that while the total number of people in prison increased less than 16 percent, the number of people held in private federal and state [...] Full Story »

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by Jack Powers - Feb. 16, 2012

“the private prison industry has raked in tremendous profits. Last year the two largest private prison companies — Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group — made over $2.9 billion in revenue.”

Frightening.

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