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The year in Private Prisons

The year in Private Prisons

Private prisons were still on notice at the start of the year, but they quickly regained their footing. Here are some developments from this year in privatized incarceration.

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After a five-year hiatus, Kentucky is reconnecting with private prisons

After a five-year hiatus, Kentucky is reconnecting with private prisons

With a prison population straining within aging facilities and under the effects of opioid addiction, the Bluegrass State is returning to the Lee Adjustment Center to house some of its inmates.

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Looking back at the last three years in private prisons

Looking back at the last three years in private prisons

Developments in the last three years have injected drama into the lives of private prison companies, but the criticisms of watchdogs in and out of government proved no match for correctional companies in support of the new Presidential administration.

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Better know a private prison giant: CoreCivic's Board of Directors

Better know a private prison giant: CoreCivic’s Board of Directors

Who’s overseeing America’s largest for-profit prison operation? More than a few familiar faces, including one former head of a federal law enforcement agency.

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Nevada governor vetoes bill banning private prisons

Nevada governor vetoes bill banning private prisons

Nevada’s move to ban for-profit prisons ended in a veto last week. Instead the state, which is dealing with overcrowding in its own facilities, will send prisoners to for-profit operators out-of-state without any anticipated caps on the practice.

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