Recently, University of Houston Associate Professor of Law Tony Chase, joined Senator Barack Obama's National Finance Committee. In addition to various responsibilities, Chase sits on the board of directors for Cornell Companies Inc. As we all know, Cornell is one of the nation's private prison profiteers.
According to Chase (CBS News, "U. Houston Prof Joins Obama's National Finance Committee")
"I've known (Obama) for quite some time, and I was one of the people he asked whether if he should run," Chase said. "Because of that, this is very personal, and I genuinely believe he is best for this country"
Hmmm. Let' s see how Chase and his private prison cronies work to influence Obama's positions on criminal justice policy including federal detention practices. We'll be watching....