Discussion: Officers Regain Control Of Texas Prison After Inmates Set Fires In Take Over

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Texas prison? From the headline, one would think this was a prison run by the Texas Dept. of Corrections, but it isn’t. It is a private prison holding immigrants for the federal government, which happens to be in Texas There’s lots to criticize about the State of Texas, including the insistence of Gov. Abbot & Lt. Gov. Patrick that keeping the National Guard on the border is necessary, but in this case, they aren’t responsible for a prison working for Homeland Security.

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This isn’t unique:

http://www.afscme.org/news/publications/privatization/pdf/AFSCME-Report_Making-A-Killing.pdf

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Management-&-Training-Corporation/reviews

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Is America exceptional in contracting out it’s prisons for profit?