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Resource ID: #16164
Subject: Business
Source: Chicago Tribune
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Date: Sep. 26-28, 1999

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The Chicago Tribune investigation of the "rapid privatization of America's youth jails and foster programs" reveals a scantly monitored service industry "rife with corruption and abuse." The newspaper found that such organizations used public funds to purchase luxury cars and country club memberships while the children in their care were placed in the hands of underpaid and ill-trained workers.

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