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CCA pushing AZ SB 1070

2010-10-29 16:05:30.536761+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

NPR talks about how Corrections Corporation of America is entwined with the Arizona SB 1070 immigration law. One of the things that's happened in California is that the prison guard and police officer's unions have gotten tremendously powerful, so we've got opposition to this year's Prop 19 because they (rightly) see that if we stop arbitrarily creating criminals, the need for law enforcement and prisons will go down. Looks like in Arizona they've been taking a more proactive approach.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-29 18:26:12.677967+00 by: meuon [edit history]

I heard an NPR story this morning on the way to work with awesome reporting regarding ALEC as masked lobbying, masked corporate gifting, and skirting sunshine laws. Essentially: funneling corporate written legislation into the political process. Shaping State Laws With Little Scrutiny is a related story focusing on ALEC and CCA's involvement in the immigration laws in Arizona.