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i. Introduction A. In the United States, there are 1.43 million people in prisons across the country as of 2019. B. 8% of those incarcerated are held in private, for-profit facilities ran by corporations for the government. C. Corporations should not run our institutions and make a profit off them. The public should remain in control. ii. 8% does not seem like it is very significant. A. Since 2000, the private prison population rose 47%. While the total number of prisons rose 9%. B. Every year, more states are signing contracts with various correctional corporations to house their inmates. The federal government is also increasing the number of their inmates held at private facilities. C. 8% of our total prison population is not insignificant, these numbers will continue to go up and they show no sign of going down. iii. Illegal immigrants are largely house in private facilities. A. From 2000 to 2016, the number of illegal immigrants held in private facilities rose 442%.

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