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Ex-con becomes private prison investor to expose systematic rape by employees

A former convict at a private prison has taken his complaints about the billion dollar industry to the annual shareholders meeting in an attempt to reform the system from within. Alex Friedmann spent six years locked in a Wayne County, Tennessee prison operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), so…

Private prisons demand states maintain maximum capacity or pay fees

Falling crime rates are bad for business at privately run prisons, and a new report shows the companies that own them require them to be filled near capacity to maintain their profit margin. A new report from the advocacy group In the Public Interest shows private prison companies mandate high…

‘Anonymous’ hackers target private prison contractor

Hacker group Anonymous on Friday vandalized the website of a major US prison contractor in the latest salvo in an anti-police campaign. Anonymous subgroup “Antisec” took credit for replacing The Geo Group website home page with a rap song dedicated in part to convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal and a message condemning prisons and policing in the…

Private prison company offers to buy 48 states’ prisons

In exchange for keeping at least a 90 percent occupancy rate, the private prison company Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has sent a letter to 48 states offering to manage their prisons for the low price of $250 million per year, according to a letter obtained by the Huffington Post.…

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