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Florida’s Lax Oversight Enables Systemic Abuse At Private Youth Prisons

Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center | October 23, 2013

Youth Services International confronted a potentially expensive situation. It was early 2004, only three months into the private prison company’s $9.5 million contract to run Thompson Academy, a juvenile prison in Florida, and already the facility had become a scene of documented violence and neglect…  See full story with graphics here.

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