Conservative legislation mill a driving force behind private prisons

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, September 19, 2011 11:39 EDT
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The private industry group ALEC, which creates form legislation that’s been copied and passed by Republicans in numerous states, has been a driving force behind the rise of the private prison industry in America.

This brief legislative analysis, by Main Street Insider, explains how that came to be and what ALEC’s legislation actually does.

This video is from Main Street Insider, published Sept. 19, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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