Thursday, July 23, 2015

Prison Industrial Complex set to Sue States on Quotas

Reform is still yet to take place within the Prison Industrial Complex. The said reform encompasses a “lockup quota,” which ensures private prisons turn a profit. If a percentage of beds aren’t filled, then the state, according to their contracts, must pay a set amount to the private companies maintaining the prisons.
It’s worrying that occupancy of private prisons must be guaranteed in order to prevent states being issued with costly fees.  In 2011, Management & Training Corp. threatened to sue the state of Arizona, arguing a $10 million loss from a reduced inmate population. According to several state documents and news accounts, the state ended up paying $3 million for empty beds.
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