More resources on private prisons:
Sam Dolnick - “As Escapees Stream Out, a Penal Business Thrives”
Paul Krugman - “Prison, Privatization, Patronage“
Bureau of Justice Assistance, US Dept. of Justice - Emerging Issues on Privatized Prisons
National Council on Crime and Delinquency - Prison Bed Profiteers
NPR Staff - “Who Benefits When a Private Prison Comes to Town?”
Richard Oppel - “Private Prisons Found to Offer Little in Savings”
The Sentencing Project - ”International Growth Trends in Prison Privatization"
If you’re not too busy weeping after reading the texts above, you can really get your sad on with John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight.