Saturday, May 01, 2004

Investors looking for opputunities to make more money are finding privately owned prisons, part of the ballooning prison industry, to be a sure bet. According to the Bureau of Justice there are 2.2 million people incaceratd in prisons in the U.S. Thats 1 in every 143 people and those numbers are growing at alarming rates. In the last deacde the prison population increased by 3.6 percent, the vast majority them being people of color, poor, and for non-violent crimes.