Thursday, March 18, 2010
The mayor of Hardin, Montana is warning commissioners in Benson, AZ to be wary of a new immigration detention facility being pitched to them by Corplan Corrections, the shady company affiliated with CCA that builds private detention facilities. I've written briefly about Corplan before, but they're basically the ones who come into a small rural area with a sales pitch of creating a ton of new jobs and tax revenue by building a private prison. Of course, things rarely if ever pan out exactly as they would want people to believe, as a few of their facilites still remain empty (thus drawing no money and actually costing towns hundreds of thousands of dollars to operate), and most fail to live up to correctional standards. So I am calling on you as well, Benson, Arizona, to be very careful about who you do business with, and to reject this proposal from Corplan. it will not end well if you let them build.