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CCA spends $240K lobbying federal agencies, against transparancy in second quarter

Corrections Corporation of America spent $240,000 in the second quarter of 2010 lobbying federal agencies and against transparency legislation that would subject private prisons to similar freedom of information act requests as publicly-operated facilities, according to an article ("Corrections Corp. spent $240,000 on 2Q lobbying," September 1) in Business Week,

Prison operator Corrections Corp. of America spent $240,000 lobbying federal officials in the second quarter. That's down slightly from the $250,000 it spent on lobbying in the first quarter of 2010 and the $260,000 it spent lobbying in the second quarter of last year.

The company said it lobbied on issues related to the private prison industry and on all provisions of the Safe Prisons Communications Act of 2009 and the Private Prison Information Act of 2009, among other topics.

Aside from Congress, Corrections Corp. also lobbied the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement in the April-to-June quarter, according to a report filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives on July 20.

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