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Private prisons can cause longer prison sentences, study says

Private prisons are run by corporations that profit through stipends they receive from the government. The stipends are based on the size of the prison or the number of prisoners.
BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter September 27, 2020

WSU researchers found private prisons can contribute to mass incarceration with longer sentences for prisoners, according to a recently published article.  The first private prisons opened in the 1980s....

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