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Private Prison Secrecy

(90) Comments | Posted May 10, 2012 | 3:25 PM

Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private incarceration company in the world, today convenes its annual shareholder meeting. Participants will pore over profit and revenue figures, but the more important issue is one that won’t be discussed – should for-profit prisons exist at all?   

It’s a question that companies...

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What Do PETA and CCA Have in Common?

(10) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 3:46 PM

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the world's largest for-profit incarcerator, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have this in common: the desire to buy prison space. In 2009, PETA sought to rent out a prison in Virginia and turn it into a "chicken empathy museum."...

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