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Fri May 19, 2017, 03:03 PM

Justice Department seeks increase in private prison beds

Source: CNN

(CNN)The Obama administration planned to reduce the number of non-US offenders housed in federal private prisons.

President Donald Trump's administration is seeking to undo those cuts -- and could add more than 1,500 on top.

The potential increases are laid out by the US Bureau of Prisons in a notice for beds in Criminal Alien Requirement (CAR) facilities, privately-managed prisons primarily for non-US citizens convicted of low-level drug and immigration offenses.

The notice of bids from the Bureau of Prisons was posted on April 21 and signals an increase of 1,607 beds to the system. That could bring the total population in private prisons to 22,894.

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Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/private-prisons/

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:11 PM

1. It's a Sessions money maker!

The AG's stock will be going up, soon!!!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #1)

Sat May 20, 2017, 03:02 PM

7. Right. And maybe the biggest reason to get him out of government.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:12 PM

2. Utterly disgusting!

Get us out of this horror show, soon!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:16 PM

3. Lock us up.

I really have to wonder what kind of person decides to open a private prison business. What is the business model? It just seems out of the realm of humanity to do this for sheer profit.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 03:57 AM

4. When I told friends in Europe

we had private for profits prisons they had a hard time believing me.
JHC, what a den of corruption!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:25 AM

5. The Republican party is no longer universally in favor of mass incarceration.

Even the Koch brothers are in favor of criminal justice reform.


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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:08 PM

6. Kick.

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