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Around the web: Stories TPB readers will want to read

Here are some stories from around the criminal justice web that may be interesting to Texas Prison Bid'ness readers:

  • Scott Henson at Grits for Breakfast has been covering the simmering debate over privatization of prison medical services at the Texas legislature. Grits persuasively argues that privatizing prison health care wouldn't save the state money in the long-term, despite the claims of vendors with an interest in the matter.
  • The GOP's Jail Sell - Mother Jones covers the nationwide effort by GOP lawmakers to sell off prisons to private companies.  From Arizona to Florida to Louisiana to Ohio, it's a trend happening all over the country.
  • Grassroots Leadership has launched a petition to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano opposing the construction of GEO Group's new immigrant detention center in Karnes County, Texas.