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Architecture Firms Drive Ever-Larger County Jails / Amanda Abrams

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The architecture firms consider themselves real businesses. They’re making political contributions to try to get these contracts. They're out there schmoozing. They're listening to the meetings to find out when an opportunity might arise in a way that citizens are really not tuned in.

Amanda Abrams on her story at The Intercept, "The Little-Known Reason Counties Keep Building Bigger Jails: Architecture Firms." "The Moment of Truth" with Jeff Dorchen follows the interview.

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Amanda Abrams

Amanda Abrams is a freelance writer based in Durham, NC. She writes about poverty, communities, religion, and the people who interest her for a range of local and national publications. She also helps nonprofit organizations advance their missions with a variety of writing tasks.

Check out Amanda's writing at her website