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Private Prison Gets A Quick Extra Million - Why? They Asked Nice (Scandal)

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    Published on Apr 5, 2014

    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM

    "Lobbyists for the private prison company GEO Group convinced lawmakers to include

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    Published on Apr 5, 2014

    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM

    "Lobbyists for the private prison company GEO Group convinced lawmakers to include almost $1 million extra in funding despite the fact that the Arizona Department of Corrections claimed the money wasn't needed.



    Late last Friday, Arizona House Appropriations Chairman John Kavanagh (R-Fountain Hills) placed the extra funding into the budget because GEO Group's lobbyists informed him that the company wasn't profiting enough off of emergency beds it provides Arizona prisons.



    "This is somebody getting a handout," Arizona House Minority Leader Chad Campbell (D-Phoenix) said."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.



    *Read more here from Scott Kaufman / Raw Story:

    www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/31/arizona-gop-gives-private-prison-company-1-million-to-house-inmates-who-dont-exist/

  • # Scandal
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