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Immigrants prove big business for prison companies

By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and GARANCE BURKE Modified: August 2, 2012 at 10:37 pm •  Published: August 3, 2012

— The U.S. is locking up more illegal immigrants than ever, generating lucrative profits for the nation's largest prison companies, and an Associated Press review shows the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers and contributing to campaigns.

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