Privately Operated Federal Prisons for Immigrants: Expensive. Unsafe. Unnecessary

Privately Operated Federal Prisons for Immigrants: Expensive. Unsafe. Unnecessary

"Strolling around the sleepy town of Natchez, Mississippi (pop. 15,672) one may never discover that a flourishing business generating hundreds of millions of dollars in lucrative contracts lies just up the Richard Wright Memorial Highway.  The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), is a U.S. company that profits by charging a per diem fee to imprison one of the country’s most destitute segments of society, undocumented immigrants.  More than 2,500 immigrants are confined in CCA's Adams County Correctional Center after receiving federal prison sentences for entering the country without papers.  Some arrive disoriented and still wearing clothes tattered by their harrowing journey north.  Most certainly have no idea they are in a tourist destination of the antebellum South and will be warehoused for months, if not years, at a prison a private corporation built especially for them." - Justice Strategies, Sept. 13, 2012.