Trump Sets Private Prisons Free

This article reports on President-elect Trump's stated support for private prisons, and the associated market response after his election. Trump's position and the realities of private prisons can be considered in relation to Luther's comments on governmental authority.

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Going into Election Day, few industries seemed in worse shape than America’s private prisons. Prison populations, which had been rising for decades, were falling. In 2014, Corrections Corporation of America, the biggest private-prison company in the U.S., lost its contract to run Idaho’s largest prison, after lawsuits relating to understaffing and violence that had earned the place the nickname Gladiator School. There were press exposés of shocking conditions in the industry and signs of a policy shift toward it. Read more...