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Arizona: Gov. Brewer Under Investigation for Ties to Private Prisons that could Benefit from SB 1070

Busted! Racist Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, she of the leathery face, is under investigation, by TV station KPHO, which is looking into ties between her administration and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) – and how the Governor’s rhetoric on border security may be damaging Arizona’s tourism industry for the benefit of CCA.

The private prison industry houses illegal immigrant detainees for the federal government. Those companies could gain contracts with state and local agencies to house illegal immigrants arrested for state violations.

Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA, holds the federal contract to house detainees in Arizona. The company bills $11 million per month. CBS 5 Investigates has learned that two of Brewer’s top advisers have connections to CCA.

Paul Senseman is the governor’s deputy chief of staff. He is also a former lobbyist for CCA. His wife is listed as a current lobbyist for the company.

Chuck Coughlin is one of the governor’s policy advisers and her campaign chairman. Coughlin’s company, HighGround Public Affairs Consultants, currently lobbies for CCA.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer under investigation for ties to private prisons that could benefit from SB 1070

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  1. linda August 11, 2010

    Well the AZ Jan Brewer did it again, she signed into law to allow “Private Prisons”. Even though Corrections Director Ryan pleaded with her in his letter, “Undoubtedly, a private company would pay its employees significantly lower wages and provide them lesser training to realize cost savings. This would lead to higher staff turnover, low morale and place public safety at risk”.

    I wonder if its “Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)” the same one that two of her staff members are lobby for “Private Prisons”, no, it could be, say it ain’t so. Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) will benefit from Arizona’s criminalization of undocumented immigrants and their being held as prisoners under SB 1070, it takes fear mongering to another level.

    These “Private Prisons” were only suppose to be for DUI prisoners but now we find out that escaped prisoner Tracy Alan Province and John Charles McCluskey, escaped, were being kept there.

    These prisoners were convicted of murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, so what did they do, they carjacked someone’s vehicle, assisted by family (resulting in the arrest of one of their mothers), possibly killed an Oklahoma couple visiting New Mexico, before they were finally capured.

    Way to go Brewer, you do not care about public saftey, just as long as you get your political contributions check, amazing.


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