By its nature, the prison industry is secretive. Security concerns dictate that details about guards and inmate movements be tightly controlled.
When private companies are put in charge, even though public dollars remain at risk, the cauldron tightens. For instance, the private prison in Palm Beach County, South Bay Correctional, which is run by GEO Group of Boca Raton, refused to allow a reporter to view the public facility firsthand.
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