Obama Budget: Grow Prisons and Keep GitmoAs broke states try to shed nonviolent inmates, the federal detention machine looks to expand.
By James Ridgeway and Jean Casella
Mar. 05, 2012
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President Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2013 includes cuts to everything from Medicare and Medicaid to defense and even homeland security. But federal prisons are among its "biggest winners," according to an analysis by the Federal Times. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is seeking a 4.2 percent increase, one of the largest of any federal agency, which would bring its total budget to more than $6.9 billion.