After coal barons, the for-profit prison industry may be the next most evil entity in America. Our state reps don't work for us any more.

CoreCivic, the largest for-profit prison operator in the country — which changed its name from Correction Corporation of America last year, rebranding in an effort to refresh its public image — runs seven prisons in Tennessee and also has contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The company's Tennessee facilities have been repeatedly exposed as sites rife with understaffing, poor conditions and mistreatment of prisoners and visitors. For years, it has paid a squad of lobbyists to patrol Tennessee's state legislature and been a big donor to state politicians.

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.