The US prison system leaves much to be desired. The prisons are overcrowded and the prisoners and guards alike suffer much abuse inside those walls. In the US we have more people in prison than China and Russia. Many of these prisons are run by for-profit companies, not the government, so someone is getting rich off of locking people away. Who are the ones that make their money off of criminals?
The following investors were found through NASDAQ data research of Corrections Corporation of America and GEO Group which are two of the largest companies that run prisons in the country. (Continue reading)