BUSINESS
10/22/2013 09:21 am ET | Updated Dec 22, 2013

PRISONERS OF PROFIT: Private Prison Empire Rises Despite Startling Record Of Juvenile Abuse

The Palm Beach Post / ZUMA Press

From a glance at his background, one might assume that James F. Slattery would have a difficult time convincing any state in America to entrust him with the supervision of its lawbreaking youth.

Over the past quarter century, Slattery’s for-profit prison enterprises have run afoul of the Justice Department and authorities in New York, Florida, Maryland, Nevada and Texas for alleged offenses ranging from condoning abuse of inmates to plying politicians with undisclosed gifts while seeking to secure state contracts.

Read more on The Huffington Post