Jorge Rivas at Colorlines: Largest Private Prison Group in U.S. Wishes You a Happy Black History Month

On Monday, the president of the largest for-profit prison corporation in the nation published a blog post wishing everyone a happy Black History Month. Damon Hininger, president and CEO of Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), also urged readers to celebrate the month by honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “dream of equality for all people.”

Critics say Hininger’s well wishes are ironic considering the prison population CCA profits from is disproportionately made up of black men and women.

“We can honor Dr. King’s legacy by embracing his dream of equality for all people - regardless of race, creed or color,” Hininger wrote in the blog post.

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