Wednesday, October 14, 2009
More on Out-of-State Incarceration
California currently houses over 8,000 prisoners in privately-operated, out-of-state facilities. Contracting with private prison companies raises concerns about providing economic incentives for incarceration. I first read of American Police Force here on this blog, last week.
The Talking Points Memo Muckraker has been following this story all along. In particular, check out their excellent post from Monday, telling a fuller version of convicted felon and "'low-level card shark" Michael Hilton bringing American Police Force into impoverished Hardin, MT.