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  • newMK newMK Dec 5, 2004 3:41 PM Flag

    This botheres me, Part 2

    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.

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