Today Grassroots Leadership released our lat
Founded in 1983, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) gave birth to the modern for-profit private corrections industry. Over the last 30 years, the company has profited from the "war on drugs" and "tough on crime" policies and found a lucrative market in the detention of immigrants. Now a multi-billion dollar corporation, CCA uses its substantial political influence to make sure its interests are met.
The Dirty 30 offers 30 examples from the company's history intended to shine a spotlight on the grave consequences of privatization for incarcerated people, prison staff, and the public at large, and brings a critical eye to the role of for-profit prison firms in criminal justice and immigration policies.
Please take a look at the report, take a look at what our allies are saying, share it on Facebook and Twitter (use the hashtag #CCADirty30 to join the conversation), and join us in telling Corrections Corporation of America that there is nothing to celebrate about 30 years of making money off locking people up!