IN THE UNITED STATES, private prisons are a $70 billion industry. With private companies making this much profit, it’s no wonder that the prison population has grown by 500 percent in the past 30 years. While the United States comprises only 5 percent of the world’s population, we are responsible for 25 percent of the world’s total prisoners.
Brave New Films created this video to expose the companies that profit the most when we put this many people in jail. Read the full description of these companies in the Attn: story here.