Americas Now: Private prisons in the US

Americas Now

The overcrowded jail system in the United States has led to the growth of private prisons.

The higher number of people arrested and sent to these prisons the bigger the profits.

CCTV America’s Mike Kirsch gives us a glimpse of what’s behind the bars of the profitable private prison business.

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