Policing for Profit Slavery-Private Prison Guard”: Shane Bauer

Part 1: “My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard”: Shane Bauer Goes Undercover to Expose Conditions

 Report Finds Two-Thirds of Private Prison Contracts Include “Lockup Quotas”

Report Finds Two-Thirds of Private Prison Contracts Include “Lockup Quotas”

by Joe Watson

An analysis of private prison contracts from across the United States reveals that state and local governments commonly enter into agreements that require them to keep prisons filled or pay for unused, empty beds.  Prison Legal News

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Prison Quotas Push Lawmakers To Fill Beds, Derail Reform

09/19/2013 11:54 am ET | Updated Sep 20, 2013

After three violent inmates escaped from an Arizona private prison in July 2010, prompting a two-week, multi-state manhunt, state corrections officials demanded improvements and stopped sending new inmates to what they called a “dysfunctional” 3,300-bed facility.

Less than a year later, the company that runs the prison, Management & Training Corp., threatened to sue the state. A line in their contract guaranteed that the prison would remain 97 percent full. They argued they had lost nearly $10 million from the reduced inmate population.

State officials renegotiated the contract, but ended up paying $3 million for empty beds as the company continued to address problems, according to state documents and local news accounts.

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