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Lockup Quotas and “Low-Crime Taxes” Helping to Make Money for the Private Prison Industry

• Jonathan Turley
infographic courtesy of Aria Cahill (TCJD?)

Profiting Off Prisoners
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.... “the prevalence of prison occupancy guarantee provisions in prison privatization contracts.” ITPI said that it had “identified 77 county and state-level private facilities nationwide and collected and analyzed 62 contracts from these facilities.” Of the contracts that ITPI reviewed, 65% contained occupancy requirements that ranged between 80% and 100%–with 90% being the most frequent quota guarantee....

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