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A Look At Private Prison Companies

The Obama administration’s announcement that it will phase out its contracts with private prison companies has sent the stocks of two publicly traded prison companies plummeting. Both get about half their revenue from the federal government. A third prison company, Management and Training Corp., is a private company. Here’s a …

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Racism Allegations Against Judge Enter Death Row Case

A lawyer for Death Row inmate Terrance Phillips wants the Florida Supreme Court to order an investigation into allegations of racism involving the circuit judge who sentenced the Jacksonville man to death — including accusations that the judge once said blacks should “go back to Africa.” Judge Mark Hulsey, elected …

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Despite Abuse Claims, Grayson Staying In Florida Senate Race

Democratic leaders want Rep. Alan Grayson to go away. His ex-wife says he's abusive. Ethics questions dog him. Yet the liberal lawmaker is refusing to drop his bid for the U.S. Senate, potentially upending party hopes that moderate Rep. Patrick Murphy will emerge as the nominee against Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.

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