There have been a number of articles recently about the problems with for-profit prisons.
Here is one in which a Pennsylvania judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison for selling kids to for-profit prisons to ensure their continued profitability. Here is another that describes how private prisons are suing states if the prison does not stay full.
But perhaps we think this is fine, since the prisoners deserve to be there as a result of their crimes. Well, here is another article about a Massachusetts crime lab tech who falsified thousands of samples.
Still don’t think it is so bad? Here is a series of videos produced by The Nation and the ACLU about prison profiteers.