Private prisons, especially the commercial gulags run by the Bush and Obama administrations to warehouse immigrants, are suddenly out of fashion.
Leftist critics warn that rapidly expanding prisons will only exacerbate squalid living conditions and substandard medical care. The big beneficiaries, they say, will be stockholders and executives of for-profit prison companies.
Carl Takei, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project, predicts “an enormous boondoggle for the private prison industry.”
“The immigration system already lacks rigorous oversight and transparency,” he said, “and now there’s this perfect storm — a push to rapidly expand the system, a lack of existing oversight and the profit motive driving these companies.”
WTF? Where have these people been for the last 20 years?
Read the whole story in the LA Times