Feds are poised to sign a final contract with private prison firm Corrections Corporation of America to house immigrant families, just a few years after the firm was forced to remove children from another Texas immigrant center because of a lawsuit over subpar conditions.
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The Arizona House directed just under $1 million be set aside for a private prison corporation that generates over $1.5 billion in revenue. Yet the state is losing money due to its contracts with private prisons.
A handful of unpaid traffic tickets landed four residents of Montgomery, AL in jail, where they were told to work off their debt by scrubbing floors and serving food, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday.