Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Prison Gets Rich Locking Up Preschoolers

This is a painful read. -Angela

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09.08.151:15 AM ET

Prison Gets Rich Locking Up Preschoolers

Corrections Corporation of America is getting rich from jailing children and pregnant women—and no one seems to care.
If you’re looking to make some money, try locking up toddlers.
One for-profit prison company has found that incarcerating infants, toddlers, children, and mothers—as long as they’re undocumented immigrants—is a great way to boost their revenue by upward of $49 million over the previous year.
The latest quarterly finance report from Corrections Corporation of America, a for-profit prison company, indicates that its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to manage a detention center packed with immigrant mothers and children is very helpful to its bottom line.

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