Did you know that the United States is full of privately owned prisons that contract mostly with the State governments to house “convicts”?
Did you know that their contracts demand a very high percentage of prison occupancy or the state is in violation of the contract and is liable for penalties?
Now ask yourself about “tough on crime” politicians. Have any of them taken campaign donations from any of these prison companies?
If you think that is not possible, look up what judges get the most campaign donations from tow truck operations and companies in Austin, Texas.