#PICO Network Report “Unholy Alliance”: Bank of America, Wells Fargo & Private Prisons

Private prison companies employ legions of lobbyists to push for policies that support their bottom line.

A new report released November 15, 2011 by PICO and Public Campaign shows how private prisons are lobbying state and federal officials to build more prisons, detain more immigrants and lock-up more non-violent offenders – all to create more profits for shareholders.

Building on analysis of the most recent data on private prison lobbying and campaign contributions, as well as previous research and news accounts, the report connects the dots between rising incarceration rates, increased detention of immigrants, growing private prison revenue, increased spending on political campaigns and lobbying, and privileged access to policymakers.

Download Unholy Alliance: How the private prison industry is corrupting our democracy and promoting mass incarceration

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2 thoughts on “#PICO Network Report “Unholy Alliance”: Bank of America, Wells Fargo & Private Prisons

  1. To share awareness, I tweeted this a few times. Thanks.

    An audit of the people and businesses who are signing these deals is important to ensure honest transactions.

    This is why I suggest to look beyond approved and sanctioned images of people, public and private organizations by researching [keep in mind Intent, Context, Circumstance, and Consequences] how they attain wealth, power, authority, and supporters especially how people, public and private organizations keep them that can reveal their personality and character.

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