Texas Fertile Ground for Private Prison Industry

From Houston Chronicle:

A prison in south Texas erupted with rioting this week. Some 2,000 inmates started fires and took over the Willacy County Correctional Center. Authorities needed two days to wrest back control of the immigration detention facility in Raymondville near the Mexico border.

The inmate complaints that preceded the riot are similar to those heard of many U.S. for-profit prisons. Texas has dozens of these controversial facilities.
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