Policy Lock-Down: Prison Interests Court Political Players
Publication Date: April 2006
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Special Collection: The Joyce Foundation
Companies involved in building, financing and operating private prisons gave $3.3 million over two election cycles, channeling nearly two-thirds of the money to candidates and party committees in states with some of the toughest sentencing laws. This report looks at overall giving, as well as contributions by the companies and their lobbyists in 10 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.