Private prisons face an uncertain future as states turn their backs on the industry

A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his ‘segregation cell’ back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility on November 15, 2013 in Adelanto, California. The facility is managed by the private GEO Group. | John Moore/Getty Images States are passing laws abolishing private prisons and business cutting ties with the facilities. And private prison companies are planning for a future in which their core service is illegal. Alex Friedmann, 50, was transferred…

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