I’ve included several articles that provide a brief overview of their current state.
Open record laws should apply to private prisons, too;
BY CHANDRA BOZELKO, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 08/09/1
USA: Supreme Court rejects private prisons’ request to limit release of govt. documents on their immigration detention practices
“Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Government Transparency Against Private Prison Corporations”, 10 Oct 2017 ..
Author: Detention Watch Network (DWN) & Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Published on: 13 October 2017
February 2, 2018, by Tara Joy, Assistant Opinion Editor
The Private Prison Information Act (S.1728) would strengthen accountability and oversight by requiring non-Federal prison, correctional, and detention facilities holding Federal prisoners or detainees under a contract with the Federal Government to make the same information available to the public as is required of Federal prisons and correctional facilities by FOIA.