Congress is considering proposed legislation to extend the Freedom of Information Act to private prisons that contract with government agencies. At present, the companies that run private prisons say they are not subject to FOIA because they are not public agencies.
Read more about H.R. 2450 here. (Private Prison Information Act of 2009)
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