Corrections Corporation of America


A Private-Prison CEO Is Actually Testifying About a Brutal Assault in His Facility

A trial starting this week offers a rare window into the workings of the typically opaque private-prison industry, which is due for a big boost under Donald Trump.
Casey Tolan

Welcome to Stewart Detention Center, the Black Hole of America's Immigration System

At Stewart, roughly 1,700 men wait to find out whether they'll be deported from the United States. Chances are, they will be.
Christie Thompson
Donald Trump

How Private Prisons Are Profiting From Locking Up US Immigrants

The 2016 presidential election could determine the future of the private prison industry in the US, but its two largest corporations now take in a combined $3.2 billion in annual revenue.
Keegan Hamilton

The US Has Found a New Way to Keep Immigrant Families Locked Up

Two private prisons are becoming licensed childcare facilities so that the US can continue to keep thousands of Central American women and children behind bars.
Meredith Hoffman
Crime & Drugs

Four Inmates Dead After 'Stabbing Incident' at Private Prison in Oklahoma

Several stabbings reportedly happened in quick succession while inmates at Oklahoma's Cimaron Correctional Facility were being let out into an exercise yard.
Gillian Mohney

The US Government Is Spending Millions to Illegally Lock Up Immigrant Families

Private prison companies are reaping in government cash to run detention centers for immigrant families, despite a court ruling ordering the Obama administration to close the controversial facilities.
Meredith Hoffman

Why I Invested in the Prison-Industrial Complex

Even in times of uncertainty, the corporations that build and operate prisons and jails seem guaranteed to turn a profit.
Michael Ames

An Ex-Con Takes Aim at Multibillion-Dollar Private Prisons

After being locked up for 10 years, Alex Friedmann crusades against what he sees as the immoral greed of private-prison corporations.
Keegan Hamilton

Corporations Are Cashing in on California's Prison Overcrowding Crisis

California is being forced by the courts to move inmates out of its overcrowded prison system, which is just another opportunity for the people who make money from incarceration to cash in.
Ray Downs

Public Schoolteachers' Pensions Are Partially Funded by Private Prisons

Retirement funds for public school teachers (as well as other government employees) in several states have a combined $90 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group, one of the largest private-prison companies in the...
Ray Downs