“Today’s report from Anonymous Analytics only confirms what we have known in Oklahoma for sometime now; private prisons are a bad investment. Normally, I would say a business model that depends upon politicians making short-sighted, self-serving policy decisions would be a sound investment, but it is becoming more clear by the day that the private prison industry is a bad investment for states and shareholders alike. We urge policymakers to reconsider their appetite for private prisons and instead focus their attention on actual criminal justice reforms that make us safer and protect our tax dollars.”
The above statement is attributable to Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma. The ACLU of Oklahoma is the Oklahoma affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.
"The ACLU has known for years that for-profit prisons are a bad policy investment. Thanks to Anonymous' report, we now know they are a bad financial investment as well. For thirty years, companies like the Corrections Corporation of America have capitalized on our country's addiction to incarceration, converting an unprecedented prison population boom into big returns for investors. But as states increasingly pass reforms that wean us from our addiction to incarceration, CCA's profits will dry up."
The above statement is attributable to Carl Takei, Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project
A copy of the report released by Anonymous Analytics can be found at http://anonanalytics.blogspot.com/