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CCA Spends $1.3 million on Lobbying in First Half of 2007

Forbes is reporting that Corrections Corporation of America has spent $1.3 million in the first half of 2007 lobbying the federal government. The story reports that CCA, the largest and oldest of the private prison companies, has lobbied both Congress and executive branch offices like the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees contracts for immigrant detention centers.

Maybe it's no wonder that CCA seems to be profiting handsomely from the boom in immigrant detention centers, despite allegations of abuse in Laredo, protests outside the Houston Processing Center, and lawsuits and demonstrations of T. Don Hutto family detention center.

We'll keep you updated on the role that CCA and other private prison corporations are playing in federal, state, and local politics.

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