Mass Incarceration & Private Prisons Under Donald Trump's Presidency

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Vehicles parked outside the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona, on May 11, 2010. La Palma, which houses about 2,900 convicts from CA, is one of 65 facilities operated by Corrections Corp.

Seth Freed Wessler, independent investigative journalist and contributor to The Nation, discusses his latest investigation for The Nation in partnership with The Investigative Fund: “Donald Trump’s Looming Mass Criminalization,” which looks into the future of private prisons, given Trump’s stance on undocumented immigrants and his support of private prison companies. Wessler argues that we’re poised for a new era of explosive private prison growth and deportation.