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Find a recent news article that is directly related to this course and respond to the article. You can answer questions such as: how is the information in this article related to a course in corrections? Why did you choose this article? What is it about? What do you agree with? What do you disagree with? Is this article biased? For this assignment you do not have to use a scholarly, peer-reviewed source, however you should cite your source correctly and provide a reference and working URL (internet link) to your source. 2pgs; article must be related to corrections

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The article selected is "Private Prisons Are Likely to Benefit From Rewrite of Immigration Laws.
Lawmakers' Plans to Crack Down on Border Violations Promise a Steady Stream of Detainees for Two Federal Contractors" on April 18, 2014 from: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324260204578587850002860188
The article is about actions taken by the Congress to redo the immigration laws. This crackdown is likely to boost the current crackdown on illegal immigration. This will increase business for the private operated prisons.
The information in the article is directly related to a course in corrections. The new proposed law will increase the number of immigrants who will be detained. The course was on corrections and this law is likely to increase the number of detainees in private prisons. Making the immigration law tighter will increase the number of detainees. The purpose of Congress in tightening the law is to discourage illegal immigration.

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This solution explains.an article on corrections. The sources used are also included in the solution.

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