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CCA Offers to Buy Govt-Owned Prisons Nationwide

CCA, a private prison company, is offering to buy government-owned corrections facilities in 48 states.

And look at the conditions! Now we know. When government officials sign on the dotted line, a high occupancy rate guarantee (pdf) could be part of the agreement. This in a nation which already jails more of its citizens than any other country.

CCA is the same company that's being sued in Hawaii over the murder of a prisoner.

Do private companies lobby and line the pockets of politicians to get favorable "business" conditions? Yes. Including CCA.


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