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.