Submitted by Martha Brock on Sat, 10/30/2010 - 4:20pm
From LA Progressive today 10-30-10
Prisonomics 101: How the Prison Industry Got Arizona’s SB1070 onto Gov. Jan Brewer’s Desk, then contributed millions to the bill’s cosponsors and continue to push the legislation in other states.
While there’s nothing illegal about private industries drafting legislation, there is something particularly vile about watching state legislators like Russell Pearce (sponsor of SB1070) accept campaign contributions from prison industry lobbyists and then turn around and sell the legislation to the public as though he’s doing what’s right for America...
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