Big Money for the CCA

As displayed in the chart above, the CCA lobbies the US government heavily to influence public policy. Since 2005, the CCA and Geo Group Inc. has spent over $15.8 million to influence lawmakers..

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Never-Ending, Self-Fulfilling

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The political cartoon above illustrates the never-ending self-fulling sentencing cycle in the America private prison system. Private prisons sponsor lobby groups that pressure politicians into passing stricter laws. These laws sentence more people to prison for longer periods of times. To keep up with the demand for more space, more private prisons are being built, which brings in more revenue for them. ┬áTo keep up the supply of prisoners, they lobby to the government for stricter laws. And the cycle goes on and on and on…