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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...