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Controversial Prison Companies and Their Political Spending

Of the three global private prison companies discussed in this New York Times story, GEO Group and Serco have spent large sums regularly in recent years on campaign contributions and lobbying to influence immigration policy in the U.S.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott: PBS a "Special Interest," Private Corrections Firm Just Plain Special

The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. The latest Ken Burns Civil War documentary. Sesame Street. According to Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), these programs and the countless others on PBS and NPR represent a "special interest." That's how Scott justified cutting all state funding to public television and radio last week.

Flaglerlive.com reported yesterday on Gov. Scott's veto of that portion of the state budget, noting that he called the action a "rejection of special interests."