Prisoner Transport Deal Could Cost Puerto Rico Over $10 Million: Report

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The island is still reeling from an estimated $95 billion in damage caused by Hurricane Maria last year. Photo by Roosevelt Skerrit via Flickr

Commonwealth authorities have been negotiating with CoreCivic, one of the nation's leading private corrections companies for the transport of prisoners to Arizona, in an effort to reduce the burden on the island's antiquated prisons and jails—many of which were rendered uninhabitable by last year's Hurricane Maria . . .

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