Private Prison Firms Thriving Under Trump

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Leading for-profit prison corporations in the U.S. have been plagued by health and safety issues for years, with prisoner and staff complaints and wrongful-death lawsuits piling up. The companies have enjoyed a lucrative relationship with the federal government. Since 1997, they’ve been paid billions by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to house more than 34,000 federal inmates. It was a convenient arrangement for a nation with the world’s highest prison population, underpinned by . . .

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