Thursday, November 29, 2012

Private Prison Company Used in Drug Raids at Public High School


According to a report by CommonDreams.org, on October 31, 2012, employees of Corrections Corporation of America were used in drug sweeps of public school students in Arizona. 

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is the largest for-profit, prison detention center operator.  They make a profit, off of inmates.  There has been much controversy over the governments use of private prisons, including a recent story where 8 inmates filed a lawsuit against CCA for letting gangs control their Idaho Correctional Center, in an effort to save money.

In a related story, the owners of two private, for-profit juvenile facilities, in Pennsylvania, were giving kickbacks to a judge, Mark Ciavarella, for sentencing children to extended stays in juvenile detention for offenses as minimal as mocking a principal on Myspace or trespassing in a vacant building.  This scandal became known as "kids-for-cash". 

It now looks as if CCA will begin hunting children directly at school.  It's a great business model, if you're a psychopath.