Criminal Justice

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In 2011, Ohio became the first, and is still the only, state to sell a prison to a private company.

The short documentary “Prisons for Profit,” produced by the ACLU of Ohio, examines the first 18 months after Corrections Corporation of America purchased the Lake Erie Correctional Institution (LaECI) from the state of Ohio. The film chronicles the disturbing and oftentimes dangerous set of events that unfolded in the aftermath of that sale.

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