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ADELANTO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his 'segregation cell' back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility on November 15, 2013 in Adelanto, California. Most detainees in segregation cells are sent there for fighting with other immigrants, according to guards. The facility, the largest and newest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detention center in California, houses an average of 1,100 immigrants in custody pending a decision in their immigration cases or awaiting deportation. The average stay for a detainee is 29 days. The facility is managed by the private GEO Group. ICE detains an average of 33,000 undocumented immigrants in more than 400 facilities nationwide. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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This quote from America’s largest private prison company shows how much the industry fears criminal justice reform

Corrections Corporation of America, the country’s largest owner of private prisons, has faced renewed backlash against its business practices after theDepartment of Justice last week announced it would phase out use of for-profit facilities for federal inmates. The decision followed a damning Inspector General’s reportreleased earlier this month declaring private prisons to be less safe…

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