Sunday, 14 February 2010

Profits from the infliction of pain

Correction Corporation of America (CCA) is the World's largest private operator of prisons. It operates prisons with a capacity to cage over eighty six thousand people. It has a long history of abuse of the prisoners in its custody and of covering it up.  Early this year Arizona Prison Watch reported more abuse by CCA in their state.

This month CCA reported on their accounts for 2009.  In a year where many companies had suffered from the global recession CCA were able to report earners per share up by a massive 12.5%. One of the major threats to their future profits is if America comes to its senses and ends its imprisonment binge.  CCA will resist this by continuing to spend significant sums out of the profits they generate through pain infliction on lobbying for further increases in the use of imprisonment.

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