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Private Prison Companies Round Up Business by Pushing Harsh Immigration Laws: NPR Does Its Homework

Thursday, 28 October 2010 04:29
Morning Edition had an outstanding piece reporting on the role that a private prison company played in promoting Arizona's new immigration law. This is what reporters are supposed to do.
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written by izzatzo, October 28, 2010 7:08
Collapsed demand in a recession hurting your prison business since all the financial felons were released? No problem.

Call us at Columbus-Go-Home. We can restore those sagging sales it in a jiffy. Our lobbyists specialize in demand creation by criminalizing anyone who is not a Teabagger Libertarian employed in a free market by socialist government as a private contractor.
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written by drydggins, October 28, 2010 8:53
I became a member the day after they fired Juan Williams.
This story confirms my decision to do so.
Make a statement for good reportage.
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written by Jeff, October 28, 2010 5:07
Very similar to the recent story about judges in Pennsylvania taking kickbacks from a private prison to send juveniles away for longer sentences: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29142654/
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written by boxer, November 03, 2010 4:31
Prison should be overflowing with neo-fascist free marketeers who ruin/run this banana republic. This is going to cause a socialist revolution, yehthatso!

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