I just want to quickly draw some attention to two great reports that have come out recently detailing some of the workings of the private prison industry.
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency released a study of how private interests are reshaping US criminal justice policy, titled "Prison Bed Profiteers."
The ACLU of Georgia just released a report documenting problems immigrants face in detention in that state. The report is based on interviews with detainees at the 4 immigration detention centers in the state, 3 of which are privately-operated (2 by CCA). Among the issues detailed were problems with due process violations, delivery of medical care, and low staffing levels