corrections corporation of america

Private prisons lock in profits with lockup quotas

September 20, 2013 - As U.S. incarceration rates fall, private prison companies are taking steps to guarantee profits with contracts requiring states to either meet prison occupancy quotas or pay for empty beds. Louisiana and Virginia are among the states locked into the highest occupancy guarantee requirements.

ALEC staggers but will it fall?

June 1, 2012 - The campaign calling on companies to sever ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council is one of the most successful corporate accountability initiatives in history, but it now faces the challenge of persuading those unfazed by consumer unrest.

For-Profit Jail Battle Heats Up in Memphis

May 19, 2005 - Last week, we gave you the run-down on the Correctional Corporation of America and their plans to build the world's largest privatized, for-profit jail and "penal farm" in Shelby County, Tennessee.