If this gains traction, the war on drugs and immigration won't soon be over. From HufPo
Assurance of 90% full for 20 years sounds like free money to me.Corrections Corporation of America, the nation's largest operator of for-profit prisons, has sent letters recently to 48 states offering to buy up their prisons as a remedy for "challenging corrections budgets." In exchange, the company is asking for a 20-year management contract, plus an assurance that the prison would remain at least 90 percent full, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Huffington Post.
In the past I'd have laughed this off. Not now though. Nowadays, this kind of talk scares hell outa me.