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Private Prison Firms Entice Public Officials at Lavish Industry Conferences

The prison industry in the United States has grown so large that there are no less than seven professional associations for people who work at prisons and jails. The industry conferences held by these associations provide a perfect venue for private corrections companies to influence government officials with little public oversight, according to a recent report by the watchdog group In The Public Interest (ITPI).

The biggest names in the prison business spend millions of dollars sponsoring...read more.

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