A Look At The State Of The Private Prison Industry

Published: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
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Lauren-Brooke Eisen

Last month, CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corporation of America, announced it’d close one of its Central New Mexico jails.

Meanwhile, this spring, Mesa agreed to contract with CoreCivic to operate its city jails. In addition, the company operates seven private prisons in Arizona.

We wanted to get a sense of the private prison industry broadly, so we reached out to Lauren-Brooke Eisen. She’s senior counsel in the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law, and author of forthcoming book "Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration."

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