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News today that the Department of Justice plans to phase out its use of private prisons, calling them less safe and less effective than...
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.
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.
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.
A private prison contractor that has been accused of extorting money from the state of Colorado has come under fire again over allegations that...