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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…

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.…

Conservative legislation mill a driving force behind private prisons

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…

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