Shackled by Money: How Vanderbilt Helped Spawn the Private Prison Industry

Shackled by Money: How Vanderbilt Helped Spawn the Private Prison Industry

Last month, Bettsy Woodruff wrote in the Daily Beast:“If you’re looking to make some money, try locking up toddlers.” She wasn’t kidding. The Corrections Corporation of America, a for-profit corporation, made $49 million dollars in the last year by housing undocumented infants, toddlers, children, and mothers fleeing Central America in...

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