“Some private prisons are, um, public.”

Some private prisons are, um, public.

by Peter Wagner, June 9, 2016

READ THIS ARTICLE HERE, PLEASE: http://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2016/06/09/privatejails/


It is time to accept the counter-intuitive truth: sometimes the government profits off of mass incarceration.

Graph showing the number of people incarcerates under state and federal jurisdiction by facility type, 1999-2014 Since 1999, private prisons and local jails have housed roughly the same number of those serving state and federal prison sentences. But when those interested in justice reform talk about profiting off of mass incarceration, they almost always leave local jails out of the conversation.



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