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Immigrants Prove Big Business for Prison Companies

"The U.S. is locking up more [unauthorized] immigrants than ever, generating lucrative profits for the nation's largest prison companies, and an Associated Press review shows the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers and contributing to campaigns. The cost to American...

Advocacy Groups Target Private Prisons for Immigrants

"The unnecessary prosecution of nonviolent [unauthorized] immigrants is sending ever larger numbers to poorly managed private prisons, a coalition of advocacy groups said in a report released Thursday, calling on Congress to reject the appropriation of $25,865,000 for 1,000 new private prison beds...

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...