What?!? Private prisons suing states for millions if they don’t stay full

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Desultory Heroics


By Terry Shropshire

Source: rollingout.com

The prison-industrial complex is so out of control that private prisons have the sheer audacity to order states to keep beds full or face their wrath with stiff financial penalties, according to reports. Private prisons in some states have language in their contracts that state if they fall below a certain percentage of capacity that the states must pay the private prisons millions of dollars, lest they face a lawsuit for millions more.

And guess what? The private prisons, which are holding cash-starved states hostage, are getting away with it, says advocacy group, In the Public Interest.

In the Public Interest has reviewed more than 60 contracts between private prison companies and state and local governments across the country, and found language mentioning “quotas” for prisoners in nearly two-thirds of those contracts reviewed. Those quotas can range from a mandatory occupancy of, for example, 70…

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2 thoughts on “What?!? Private prisons suing states for millions if they don’t stay full

  1. This system/order needs to come to an end.

    For years, this government kept its hand hidden until it had the people sufficiently drugged and dumbed down, and now it is revealing its true hand in all ways and with a vengeance.


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