"Speaking of America" The business of "Prison for Profit"

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"Prison for Profit"

  Over the last few decades the population of US prisons has skyrocketed. At about 8 per 1000, we now have the highest percentage incarcerated than any country in the world. Has crime risen? Are police techniques becoming more successful? Have the courts become tougher in sentencing? Could the growing business of prisons for profit be the cause? On Monday’s program we will discuss the connection of “ALEC” (American Legislative Exchange Council), the Corrections Corporation of America, Geo Group & legislation across the country that is making privatizing the prison system such a booming business. Join in the conversation @ 8pm Pacific/ 11pm Eastern

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