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Say No To Lockup Quotas In Private Prisons

 A new study by In the Public Interest found that 65 percent of state and local private prison contracts studied guarantee prison occupancy rates (“lockup quotas”) or force taxpayers to pay for empty beds if the prison population falls due to lower crime rates or other factors (“low-crime taxes”).  Some private prison contracts even demand a 100 percent quota!

Lockup quotas and “low-crime taxes” are morally offensive. I call on lawmakers to work to end contracts with private prison companies, especially when contracts are written to guarantee them profits.