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  •  It's both (2+ / 0-)

    From "The Shadow Prison Industry"

    See text I've highlighted in bold:

    Three private prison companies—Corrections Corporation of America, GEO Group, and Cornell Com- panies—are the largest firms holding federal prisoners and detainees, which constitute the source of about 40% of their revenues. Others include Management & Training Corporation, Emerald Corrections, and Community Education Centers. The prison contractors contract either directly with BOP, USMS, and ICE, or indirectly through contracts with local government intermediaries that have custodial agree-ments with these three federal agencies.
    Federal government outsourcers routinely sign inter-governmental agreements (IGAs) with local and state governments (mostly county governments) that authorize the cooperating government to hold federal detainees or prisoners. In many such cases, the local government then turns around and contracts out the management and operation of the prison or detention center to private prison companies and to prison services subcontractors. USMS or ICE will then typically pay the local government a per-diem stipend for each prisoner. In practice, only a small portion (a couple of dollars) of this per diem goes to the local government, with the balance being transferred to the contractors, subcontractors, and investors who provide the capital to build prisons. Local governments that have signed prison IGAs often sub- contract medical care responsibilities to correctional healthcare firms. In practice, the local government intermediaries exercise no oversight of their contractors and subcontractors.
    •  Prison industry indeed! (1+ / 0-)
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      Deep Harm

      You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

      by Cartoon Peril on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 04:09:39 PM PDT

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    •  There are a few direct contracts, where ICE run (0+ / 0-)

      facilities were taken off the books by contracting the operations directly to companies like CCA & GEO. The vast majority are the agreements with municipal and county governments. Basically the county acts as a middleman and often subcontracts the work to companies like CCA & GEO.  

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