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Paying to be locked up

44 mins | Feb 11, 2019
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Private detention has been even more profitable than private incarceration. Private prison companies in the US treat immigrant detainees like convicted criminals — and reap huge profits from the people they hold. Criminology professor Keramet Reiter, writing in The American Scholar, explores this troubling trend.
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