By Chico Harlan November 10, 2016
The Otay Mesa detention center near San Diego, Calif., is operated by Corrections Corporation of America, under contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. CCA is one of the largest private prison company in the country.
Only two months ago the private prison industry was reeling. The Justice Department had announced a plan to end the use of the private facilities for its federal inmates. Stocks of the corrections companies nosedived. The presumed next president, Hillary Clinton, used the debate stage to advocate for an even broader move away from the facilities at the state-level.
Sununu's "conflicts of interest are staggering." His brothers are even into lobbying for the industry.
CONCORD, NH — During recent legislative sessions in New Hampshire, some politicians flirted with the idea of privatizing our prison industry.
More than 130 police chiefs, prosecutors and sheriffs — including some of the most prominent law enforcement officials in the country — are adding their clout to the movement to reduce the nation’s incarceration rate.
New Hampshire Corrections officials gave out details this week for a proposed $38 million, 224-bed women’s prison behind the men’s prison in Concord.