#AceNewsReport – Apr.16: Probation for profit just got less profitable, in Georgia, anyway and the millions made in 2016 for these services maybe waning but with rise in detention of immigrants and changing the rules profits will soon be the new order of the day of making all states prisons profitable – #AceNewsDesk report
A modest change to the state’s law in 2015 has caused Sentinel Offender Services, the state’s largest private probation company, to abandon the once-lucrative business of charging people for their own court-ordered supervision.
But 29 other private probation companies still operate in Georgia and in the first three quarters of 2016 they collected almost $18 million in fees.
New rules for jailing undocumented immigrants.
Needing bed spaces for the immigration detainees it plans to round up, Trump officials want to eliminate jailhouse rules designed to ensure the health and safety of those detainees.
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