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The feds are shutting down private prisons. But in Colorado it’s...

  News today that the Department of Justice plans to phase out its use of private prisons, calling them less safe and less effective than...

U.S. House legislation includes expanded spending on immigration enforcement

The U.S. House of Representatives could vote this week on a 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations bill passed last Thursday by the Appropriations Committee that includes expanded spending on immigration enforcement.

Study casts doubt on whether private prisons save states money

In the wake of news that private prison corporations are spending millions of dollars lobbying for tougher immigration laws comes a study saying that privatizing prisons does not save taxpayers any money and may increase costs in some cases.

For-profit prison companies spend millions lobbying for Arizona-like immigration laws

Private for-profit prison companies spend millions of dollars every year lobbying at the local, state and federal levels for stricter immigration laws and enforcement. The largest such company, Corrections Corporation of America, spent more than $18 million on such activities between 1999 and 2009, reports Fox News.

Outsourced Inmates Coming Back To Colorado

Nearly 500 state inmates who have been serving time in Oklahoma due to prison capacity problems in Colorado will be returning to in-state facilities...

Colorado Prison Contractor Faces Allegations of Hiding Inmate Violence

A private prison contractor that has been accused of extorting money from the state of Colorado has come under fire again over allegations that...

Prison Firm Purchases Beauprez Bull

Tennessee-based private prison firm Correction Corporation of America was among a small group of companies to purchase an award winning steer at the 2005...