Governor John Baldacci's proposal to ship 125 Maine prisoners to a Corrections C
Governor John Baldacci's proposal to ship 125 Maine prisoners to a Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) facility in Oklahoma is drawing criticism. Many of the critics are opposed in principle to private, for-profit prisons. Questions are also being raised about the appropriateness of a corporation lobbying the Legislature to imprison human beings for profit. The lobbyist for the private prison company is James Mitchell, a close Baldacci advisor, campaign contributor and fundraiser. With comments by Zachary Heiden, of the Maine Civil Liberties Union; Richard Snyder of the Maine Council of Churches; and Sen. Peter Mills, R-Somerset County.
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Tapley, Lance, "Governor John Baldacci's proposal to ship 125 Maine prisoners to a Corrections C" (2007). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 3063.