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Some prisons are bought and sold to huge companies that then receive promises — and contracts — from states to keep them full. What's the reason for this, other than lining pockets?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

The numbers are pretty interesting:

(And it's actually gotten worse since 2010.)

As a graphic, check out the 2012 data:

Pretty scary, right? Something tells me that the companies who make money for more prisoners are fighting marijuana legalization laws — and lots more — because they'll make more money.


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