Monday, September 23, 2013

US Private Prisons Punish States for not Having Enough Prisoners


States have incentive to put more people in prisons because they are paying for it anyways

US Taxpayer paying penalties to private corporations running prisons if not enough people are sent to prison

Several states, including Arizona, California, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Virginia, are paying private prison companies for housing prisoners who don’t exist, according to a new report from the advocacy group In the Public Interest. 

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