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Zaid Jilani – Private Prison Company Is Getting Rich Locking Up Kids

An explosive new report from the Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff looks [3] at how the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), one of America’s two large private prison corporations, has seen its profits explode, thanks to a little-noticed move by the Obama administration. Woodruff notes that before last summer, there was virtually no “family detention,” referring to the detention of migrant families crossing …

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Christian Parenti – The Making of the American Police State

How did we get here? The numbers are chilling: 2.2 million people behind bars, another 4.7 million on parole or probation. Even small-town cops are armed like soldiers, with a thoroughly militarized southern border. The common leftist explanation for this is “the prison-industrial complex,” suggesting that the buildup is largely privatized and has been driven by parasitic corporate lobbying. But …