Trump stance on illegal immigration may aid private prisons

FILE - This Dec. 10, 2008 file photo shows the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) detention center in Elizabeth, N.J., that the private prison contractor runs for the government. President-elect Donald Trump's promise to deport millions of immigrants in the country illegally and his selection of tough-on-crime Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general could mean big money for the private prison industry. Some analysts believe the prison population could jump under the Trump administration, and the stock market seems to agree. A day after the Nov. 8, 2016 election, CoreCivic Co., formerly Corrections Corporation of America, saw the biggest percentage gain on the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to deport millions of immigrants in the country illegally and his selection of tough-on-crime Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general could mean big money for the private prison industry.

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