Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) the corporation that’s responsible for locking up children and families at T. Don Hutto has given money to many politicians in Texas and around the nation. Here’s the FEC disclosure. John Carter took $3,000 from them. Texas Senator’s Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn have taken $2,000 each. Texas Congressman Lamar Smith took $4,500 and Rep. Pete Sessions took $1,000. There’s many more names and organizations that are easily recognizable in CCA’s FEC disclosure.
Puts in context John Carter’s comments on his visit to T. Don Hutto:
“We talked to a whole table full of moms and kids,” Carter said. “We talked about the schools and they love them.”
But Congressman Carter says the Corrections Corporation of America is doing a good job providing a family-like environment. He also believes the education the children are getting meets Texas standards.
“I don’t know where they are getting this information, but I saw nothing other than a very compassionate, family-oriented facility,” Carter said.