Their findings may shock you:
- Private prison companies take in billions in revenue from taxpayer dollars
- Private prison companies don't share cost-savings with those taxpayers, so the amount they save by cutting on staff, security, etc. becomes profit (read: "corporate welfare") for the companies
- Claims of economic benefits by the industry are dubious at best
- Prisoners face higher risks of assaults and violence inside private prisons.
OK I lied. None of this is shocking in the least.