I've had involvement with private corrections in one way or another since the first beds were privatized in the mid-80s. One of the companies I worked with was co-founded by a guy who served time in prison for Watergate related problems (pardoned by Ford). The founder of another early company was last seen riding his bike to report to a prison and begin serving a sentence. CCA's founders included the head of the TN Republican party and the wife of the TN governor. States that use private prisons had to get enabling legislation passed - it was relatively cheap. The lobbyists may have cost more than the politicians. C'est la vie, but yes, we should all be bothered.
Business is business. These things occur every day and it beyond any of us to do anything about it. Princess, you must realize that money makes the world go round and the good guy doesn't always come out on top.
In my opinion as long as the charities are reputable then it is ok.