Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Immigration Detention Center Struggling Financially
Just a quick link here to an article about the Irwin detention center in Georgia, run by a small private prison company called Municipal Corrections, LLC. The company owes more than $1.5 million in back taxes (about 1/3 of the entire county's budget) and the facility has defaulted on tax-exempt bond payments that were used to finance its construction. The local community is nervous about the potential loss of nearly 200 jobs, but this is the risk you run when you rely on a private prison for economic stimulus.