If you watched ’13th’ on Netflix, you learn that America loves contracting prisons to private corporations. A new ruling indicates the practice isn’t going to end any time soon.
The Department of Homeland Security has renewed a much-criticized contractwith the Corrections Corporation of America, one of the country’s biggest prison companies, to continue running a family immigrant detention center in Texas.
The decision comes months after the Justice Department announced it would stop contracting with private prison companies because of concerns over the security and safety of their facilities.
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