A true story of corruption, politics and for-profit private prisons
This must read book into prison privatization is the firsthand account of the uncovering of corruption leading to the largest civil penalty at that time by the Florida Commission on, the discrediting of the academic “guru” and Wall Street darling of prison privatization, the resignation of the executive director of the state agency that oversees the private prisons, and the authors thrust into the position as a leader in the fight against the private prison industry.
Ken Kopczynski describes in detail, backed up with copious documentation, how he unraveled the financial dealings of Dr. Charles Thomas and his relationship with the private prison industry. Follow Kopczynski as he pieces clues together exposing how the private prison industry came into being and how they used Thomas and C. Mark Hodges, Executive Director of the Florida Correctional Privatization Commission, to promote the industry.
"If this book were only about individuals whose greed led them to run
afoul of ethics rules and who were hoisted on their own petard, it would
be interesting but not nearly as important as it is. What makes this
cautionary tale that deserves to be better known is the way Kopczynski
reveals patterns in the way that for-profit prison vendors do business."
Correctional Law Reporter, April/May 2004.