March 5, 2013
How Private Prisons Game the Immigration System
Immigrant detention costs taxpayers about $2 billion a year. With such huge profits at stake, Lee Fang in The Nation explains how the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), now the biggest operator of private prisons in the world, has combined forces with the Geo Group, another large, publicly traded prison company, to push discreetly for enforcement-heavy immigration reform.
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