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Old 06-24-2014, 01:40 PM   #7
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There's always a reason....just follow the money.

Tip of the iceberg.

Private Prisons Spend $45 Million On Lobbying, Rake In $5.1 Billion For Immigrant Detention Alone



http://thinkprogress.org/justice/201...tention-alone/
This is cute that you do this, but how much of the prison population is really held privately?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private..._United_States

Signs point to about 4%.

The reality is that bureaucratic fiefdoms are routinely just as eager for expansion as any private enterprise. And many politicians like bureaucratic fiefdoms because they like as many livelihoods (and votes) as possible under the umbrella of their budgetary discretion.
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