“Pennsylvania rocked by “jailing kids for cash” scandal.”Two judges in Pennsylvania pled guilty of taken about $2.6 million in payments from the operators of a private juvenile detention center in return for sending offenders to the facility, mostly on minor charges
“We remain bullish” on private prisons;Jeffrey T. Kessler, a Lehman Bros. equity researcher (Lifsher, 2007).
“In my mind there’s no more recession-proof form of economic development. Nothing’s going to stop crime.”
City manager of Sayre, Oklahoma, which had just opened a prized new maximum- security prison (Kilborn, 2001).
“There are no seasonal fluctuations, it is a non-polluting industry, and in many circumstances it is virtually invisible.”
A California Department of Corrections official explaining some of the benefits of putting a prison in a rural area (Huling, 2002, p. 200).
“If crime doesn’t pay, punishment certainly does…” (Duke, 2000, p. A01).
This is an excellent treatise on juveniles and on whole prison industrial complex, including much on privatization and the money that drives the whole system .The Prison Industry