Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration

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Tara Herivel, Paul Wright
New Press, 2007 - Social Science - 323 pages
Synopsis: The astonishing range of industries, corporations, and individuals profiting from the imprisonment of over 2.3 million Americans. "Positive: With the baby boomlet demographics, we foresee increasing demand for juvenile [incarceration] services. Negative:...it is often difficult to maintain the occupancy rates required for profitability."-from a report produced for the private prison industry by investment analysts First Analysis Securities Corporation. Locking up 2.3 million people isn't cheap. Each year federal, state, and local governments spend over

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In their follow-up to 2002's Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor, prisoner rights activists Herivel and Wright, with 16 other contributors, follow the money to an astonishing ... Read full review

Contents

Banking on the Prison Boom
3
The Neighborhood Costs
27
Growing Use of Cost
52
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Tara Herivel is an attorney in Oregon. She is a co-editor, with Paul Wright, of Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration (The New Press) and a co-author, also with Paul Wright, of Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Paul Wright is the founder and editor of Prison Legal News. He is a co-editor, with Tara Herivel, of Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration (The New Press) and a co-author, also with Tara Herivel, of Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor. Wright is the founder and executive director of the Human Rights Defense Center and a winner of the National Lawyers Guild Arthur Kinoy Award. He lives in Lake Worth, Florida.

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