Private prisons thrive on cheap labor and the hunger of job-starved towns.
EMENDATION: Naomi Klein reported in her July 12 "Lookout" column that Aegis CEO Tim Spicer helped put down rebels and stage a military coup in Papua New Guinea. Actually, although his secret employment by the PNG government to put down rebels became a divisive issue within the PNG military and led to a military coup, Spicer played no role in staging the coup. (7/14/04)
In his now-famous report on Abu Ghraib prison, Maj. Gen.
The war on Iraq has made us all painfully aware of the Pentagon's growing reliance on private companies.
Thomas Friedman hasn't been this worked up about free trade since the anti-World Trade Organization protests in Seattle.