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Mother Jones Covers Private Prisons

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The latest edition of Mother Jones magazine contains several articles related to prison privatization including, "Why Texas Still Holds 'Em," The article discusses the prevalence of family detention and the T. Don Hutto prison. In an excerpt from the article, the author Stephanie Mencimer states:

But Hutto, like [Corrections Corporation of America] CCA itself, has risen from the ashes thanks to a sudden source of new business: the Bush administration's crackdown on immigrants. Historically, Mexicans caught illegally entering the country have been dumped back across the border, while immigrants and asylum seekers from other countries were processed and released to await their court dates.

For those following trends in incarceration, the latest edition of Mother Jones provides a good overview.