- Prison security cameras capture a brutal inmate-on-inmate fight while a guard watches from the security of an enclosed room.
- An investor presentation by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) boasts of corrections as a “recession resistant” industry, with high recidivism rates making for a good investment.
- Jesus Cardenas, a former inmate at Texas’s own Mineral Wells Pre-Parole Transfer Facility, recounts a handful of the horrors he witnessed while in custody.
Private Prisons Pose Problems for Taxpayers
News Reports Document Bad Management and Financial Concerns; States Like Texas Lead the Way in Finding Alternatives to Incarceration By Ryan Meltzer ACLU of Texas Intern Back in June, we published a post detailing the Christian Broadcasting Network’s critical coverage of the private prison industry. A little over a week ago, CBN rebroadcast its investigative report, titled Selling Prisons "for Profit," exploring the miserable conditions in private prisons as well as the ethical implications of treating prisoners as dollar signs. Although our previous post quoted at length from the accompanying CBN print story, the television broadcast (available for streaming here) includes some compelling footage: