private prisons

Prisons pad their bottom lines by forcing states to guarantee beds are filled. Is it any wonder we incarcerate more citizens than other countries? Read more...
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was terribly upset with the news that this sequester battle is going to end up cutting into the profits of her buddies in the private prison industry. Brewer appeared on Fox this Wednesday and called the release by the Department of Homeland Security of non-violent immigrant detainees "appalling." Read more...
On any given day, we have about 2.3 million people behind bars in federal, state and local facilities. Read more...
"Immigrants For Sale" is a ground-breaking online documentary series that goes inside the private immigrant detention industry, through the lens of those most impacted, the players behind the trade and the multi-billion dollar profits that Read more...
Gawker released over 950 pages of documents relating to Bain Capital and Mitt Romney's investments, mostly for the years 2008-2010. While I haven't gone through even a fraction of them yet, one entity leaped out at me -- Brookside Capital Partners Read more...

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Now, this makes a lot more sense as their real motive, because politicians will back just about anything for campaign cash, and private prisons are flush with dollars. And why not? They deliver substandard services to keep those profit margins Read more...