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How did your life collide with the headlines in 2007?
Iraq, the subprime crisis, Facebook, immigration, oil prices - 2007 had no shortage of hefty headlines. We'd like to hear about how these and other major news events of the past year affected you. Where did your life collide with the news in 2007?

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Not Just a Number Anymore February 03, 2007E-mail this story E-mail this story
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We discovered a really strange video last week. It was an infomercial that invited people to come to rural Tennessee, where guests can enjoy a variety of recreational activities. But it's not a resort, or a sports camp, or a spa. It's a privately run prison called the West Tennessee Detention Facility that's owned by the for profit company "Corrections Corporation of America." The video was an attempt to persuade inmates in California to volunteer to transfer there. And they might because the prisons in California, like in many states, are incredibly overcrowded. We wondered about selling one form of captivity over another? We asked Bill Sessa of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to help us understand.

Watch the Department of Corrections video...