Tuesday, March 8, 2016

2016-03-07 US: News from the Gulag

2016-03-07 US: News from the Gulag
According to ACLU: The US holds 5% of the world's population, but 25% of the world's prisoner population... Good part of the reason is for-profit prisons...
The Private Prison Business Is Booming Despite Reform Efforts
Mike Ludwig, Truthout: The largest private prison firms in the US, GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America, have enjoyed steady increases in annual revenue over the past 15 years. Their annual reports offer a glimpse into how corporations build business models around the caging of human beings.
Read the Article
Private prison firms have built their business models around mass incarceration - and ''predictable occupancy rates.''

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