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Private Prisons Vs Private Prison

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The United States of America is the nation with the most people in prison despite not having the greatest population. As a matter of fact, the U.S. has less than five percent of the world’s population, yet incarcerates about a quarter of its prisoners. Millions of these prisoners are incarcerated in for-profit prisons. Optimally, a prison is utilized for prisoners in an attempt to rehab them or remove them from the streets. However, a private prison is run by a corporation, which has an end goal of maximizing its profits. The way that these prisons make money is through stipends from the government that is granted depending on the size of the prison or primarily on the number of prisoners that the prison house. As a result, private prisons
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