TV News LIES

Thursday, Jul 30th

Last update03:51:21 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Gov’t Guarantees 90% Occupancy Rate In Private Prisons

Gov’t Guarantees 90% Occupancy Rate In Private Prisons

E-mail Print PDF

prisonAt a time when states are struggling to reduce bloated prison populations and tight budgets, a private prison management company is offering to buy prisons in exchange for various considerations, including a controversial guarantee that the governments maintain a 90% occupancy rate for at least 20 years.

The $250 million proposal, circulated by the Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America to prison officials in 48 states, has been blasted by some state officials who suggest such a program could pressure criminal justice officials to seek harsher sentences to maintain the contractually required occupancy rates.

“You don’t want a prison system operating with the goal of maximizing profits,” says Texas state Sen. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat and advocate for reducing prison populations through less costly diversion programs. “The only thing worse is that this seeks to take advantage of some states’ troubled financial position.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Faced with Defunding Threat from Senate, Planned Parenthood Fights Back

Planned ParenthoodAs Planned Parenthood grapples with a series of attacks against it by anti-choice forces, the political...

Advocates seek Vatican inquiry of Newark, NJ, archbishop

Newark ArchbishopAdvocates for victims of clergy sex abuse want a Vatican investigation of the archbishop of Newark,...

Alabama Denying Prisoner an Abortion

Alaba court denies abprtion to prisonerA fight over an incarcerated Alabama woman's ability to have an abortion took a strange turn...

Cincinnati officer indicted for murder over death of unarmed black driver

officer indicted for Ohio murderA University of Cincinnati police officer who shot dead a motorist after pulling him over for...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!