Private Prisons

U.S. private prisons (or contract prisons) are operated by private corporations throughout the U.S.A. and operate within the Federal Prison system. The majority of the populations are sentenced criminal aliens who are generally deported at the end of their sentence. Private prison (contract prison) institutions must obtain accreditation through the American Correctional Association (ACA) and have BOP staff on site at all times to ensure the safety and security of the prisoners and the community. They are required to follow all local, state and federal laws, and adhere to BOP prison policies.

In the Federal Bureau of Prisons, there are 10 Private Prisons:

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