Private Prison Exec Waves Off Criminal Justice Reform, Predicts More Profits


Private prisons. (photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
Private prisons. (photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

 

Lee Fang | The Intercept | December 26, 2015

senior executive with the second-largest for-profit prison company in America assured investment bankers last summer that despite talk of drug policy and criminal justice reform, the country will continue to “attract crime,” generating new “correctional needs.”

“The reality is, we are a very affluent country, we have loose borders, and we have a bad education system,” said Shayn March, the vice president and treasurer of the Geo Group. “And all that adds up to a significant amount of correctional needs, which, thankfully, we’ve been able to help the country out with and states with by providing a lower cost solution.”

The previously unreported remarks were made during a presentation at the Barclays High Yield Bond & Syndicated Loan conference in June.

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