The 372-bed Bill Clayton Detention Center is a medium-security prison that is currently sitting empty in Littlefield, Texas. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Private Prison Promises Leave Texas Towns In Trouble

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Families of youth incarcerated at the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility in Mississippi listen to testimony at a hearing about alleged inmate abuse. Phoebe Ferguson for NPR hide caption

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Town Relies On Troubled Youth Prison For Profits

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'Suicide By Cop' Leads Soldier On Chase Of His Life

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Sgt. Nathan Scheller was twice denied for a Purple Heart, though roadside bomb explosions left him with lasting cognitive damage. Above, Scheller walks with his wife, Miriam, and his family. NPR/Frontline hide caption

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Army Clarifies Purple Heart Rules For Soldiers

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Avon Twitty was recently released from a halfway house in Washington, D.C., after serving three years in the Communications Management Unit at the Terre Haute, Ind., prison. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Leaving 'Guantanamo North'

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Inside the Terre Haute federal prison, the Communications Management Unit houses inmates convicted of or suspected of terrorism. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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'Guantanamo North': Inside Secretive U.S. Prisons

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Massey Security Chief Indicted In Mine Disaster Probe

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A simulated Canadair Regional Jet flight deck at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. Robert Benincasa/NPR hide caption

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Air Safety On Autopilot? Problems Spur Investigation

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