But I did notice that AFSCME Corrections United now has a home page (linked from AFSCME - http://www.afscme.org/), and that they just concluded their annual convention in....Madison, Wisconsin! So it IS kind of a coincidence.
For the folks who don't go look at it, here's a quote:
"AFSCME has sent letters to the IRS and the Treasury Deparment outlining our belief that Prison Realty should not qualify as a REIT and that CCA is merely exploiting a tax break that was created to stabilize real estate ownership.
Let your members of Congress know that CCA, by restructuring themselves into Prison Realty, is ripping off the American taxpayer. Tell them that Prison Realty is a private business running private prisons for profits -- profits that should be subject to federal taxes. Ask them to investigate this scam NOW."