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Laurie Shanblum is the Senior Director of Business Development for the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). She has worked in the prison-industrial complex for thirty-seven years, both in juvenile and adult corrections, as well as in criminal justice, including both the public and private sectors. She is also a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where she serves on the Private Sector Executive Committee, as well as on the Public Safety and Elections Task Force. She also sits on ALEC's Homeland Security Subcomittee.
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our ExposedbyCMD.org site.
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- "Private Sector Executive Committee.”, American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC.org. Accessed July 3, 2011.
- “CCA’s Partnership Development Team.”, Corrections Corporation of America. CCA.com. Accessed July 3, 2011.
- Fang, Lee., “Prison Industry Funnels Donations To State Lawmakers Introducing SB1070-Like Bills Around The Country.”, Think Progress. ThinkProgress.org. Oct. 16, 2011. Accessed July 3, 2011.
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