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Privatizing Prison: Jailing America for Profit. Prisons Up 1600%. By Locking You Up, Private Prisons Are Making Enormous Profits. Details On, CCA Biggest Prison Profiteer Of Them All.

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A shocking 65% of For-Profit Prison Contracts Include “Lockup Quotas” and “Low-Crime Taxes” to Guarantee Profits.

Public Interest reports expose contract language guaranteeing 80-100 percent prison occupancy and forcing taxpayers to pay a penalty for empty beds.

Today U.S. Prisons are home to 5% of the US population. USA also has the highest rate of youth imprisoned and on any given day there are more than 70,000 youths in detention. And who is the biggest winners of this mass incarceration? The for-profit prison companies whose business models essentially depend on locking more and more people up.

Published on Nov 7, 2013

As one example, The Biggest Baddest Profiteer of them all — The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) opened its first immigration detention center in a renovated motel in Houston nearly 30 years ago and now leads the nation’s for-profit prison industry, generating billions of dollars in revenue for housing prisoners, most of whom are Black and Hispanic.

All private prison companies have corrupting incentives. One is to save money by cutting corners. Another is to promote their bottom line even when that’s not the best means to securing public safety, taxpayer value, fairness, and justice. Although CCA isn’t the only company with these incentives, it has done more than any other corporation to grow the private prison industry into a behemoth plagued by abuse and neglect and profiting off our nation’s over-reliance on incarceration. [ Continue ]

Private prisons: How US corporations make money out of locking you up

The Biggest Prison Profiteer Of Them All

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    • Michael

      What a sick society we have become from the top of our heads to the bottom of our feet. A society that profits from putting men in little cages, even going so far as putting innocent men in cages to profit from it. The morals in our country have gone down the drain and don’t think for one second that we are not going to have to pay for this sick behavior. “God is not mocked, You reap what you sow” And this nation is getting ready to reap the Whirlwind for the loss of morals in this country and becoming a Godless nation.

    • Prince Vermin

      American prisons do not contain 5% of the world’s population, which would be approximately the entire population of the United States. That’s where I stopped reading. But I would say that anyone rotting in prison for using drugs which the CIA smuggled into the country should be released, anyone locked up for defending their home under any circumstances, and – among others – anyone locked up as a result of a government belly-crawler anxious to keep their own guilty arse out of prison.

      • LedaOhio9

        You are correct.. I meant US not the World.. I corrected the error.

        Thank you..

    • Wonkadelica

      What do you expect when you keep voting for Republicans, like everyone on BIN?

      :evil: :evil: :evil:

      • Huan Xiang

        Suicide should become your next hobby, get good at it fast please.

    • mfritz0

      lets pass legislation to make profit of any type from prisons illegal and make the people in charge have to go to the prisons they make.

    • Neanderthal

      You do not understand this so let me explain it to you. You are the product / sheep and will be processed just like cattle. End of conversation.

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