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Carl Takei

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Prisons Are Adopting the Walmart Business Model

(61) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 1:44 PM

The nation's biggest and baddest for-profit prison company suddenly cares about halfway houses -- so much so that they want in on the action.

About a year after acquiring a smaller firm that operates halfway houses and other community corrections facilities, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) CEO Damon Hininger...

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Anonymous Exposes US' Biggest Private Prison Company as a Bad Financial Investment

(18) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 12:00 PM

The oldest and largest for-profit prison company is not what it would have you believe, at least according to Anonymous. A faction of the hacktivist group released a report this morning concluding that the publicly traded prison operator Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is not an efficient, profitable free-market solution...

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Kanye West, 'New Slaves' and a Long Tradition of Locking People Up for Profit

(86) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 1:10 PM

Projecting his latest music video onto the sides of 66 buildings around the world over the weekend, Kanye West debuted his new song, "New Slaves." He rapped:

I know that we the new slaves . . . .
Meanwhile the DEA, teamed up with the CCA
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Private Prison Company Doctors Its Own Wikipedia Page and Fabricates Facts to Fight Bad Publicity

(30) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 3:47 PM

Recently, for-profit prison corporation GEO Group announced that it had secured the naming rights to the football stadium at Florida Atlantic University in exchange for a $6 million "donation" to the University's athletic program. Horrified to be associated with GEO's shameful record of prisoner abuse and neglect, students and faculty...

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