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Profit Guaranteed By Quotas For Private Prisons

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Published on Sep 23, 2013

"A new report from In the Public Interest (ITPI) revealed last week that private prison companies are striking deals with states that contain clauses guaranteeing high prison occupancy rates. The report, "Criminal: How Lockup Quotas and 'Low-Crime Taxes' Guarantee Profits for Private Prison Corporations," documents the contracts exchanged between private prison companies and state and local governments that either guarantee prison occupancy rates (essentially creating inmate lockup quotas) or force taxpayers to pay for empty beds if the prison population decreases due to lower crime rates or other factors (essentially creating low-crime taxes)."* The Young Turks hosts Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola break it down.

*Read more here from April M Short / AlterNet:
http://admin.alternet.org/civil-liber...

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