Welcome to The Hump Day Hall of Shame: Every Wednesday we highlight the private prison industry’s influence on public policy through campaign contributions, lobbying, and the revolving door of public and private corrections.
This week, we return to familiar territory - Arizona. Earlier this week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a "compromise" budget agreement. Included in that budget were 500 maximum security state-run prison beds and 1,000 private prison beds. In fact, Arizona doesn't need more prison beds due to the state's declining prison population.
If this situation makes you think Arizona is going insane, you're not alone. See what Arizona House Minority Leader Chad Campbell said of the new provision after the jump.Read more about Humpday Hall of Shame: Private prison "insanity" in Arizona