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Homeland Security Panel Wants To Quit For-Profit Immigrant Detention
A report saying private detention will continue was approved, but with a huge caveat.
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Damning Report Finds For-Profit Prisons Are More Dangerous
Ryan J. Reilly
They confiscated eight times more contraband cell phones and had a higher rate of assaults than comparable Bureau of Prisons institutions.
When Christians Fall In Love With Caesar: Obama and the State of the Union
Rev. Dr. Ellin Jimmerson
When I review Obama's presidency, with the major exception of his stance on LGBTQ issues and his endorsement of same-sex marriages, I don't find that he has stood up for the weak and vulnerable.
We Must End For-Profit Prisons
Democratic candidate for President, US Senator from Vermont
No one should be allowed to profit from putting more people behind bars -- whether they're inmates in jail or immigrants held in detention centers. In fact, I believe that private prisons shouldn't be allowed to exist at all, which is why I've introduced legislation to eliminate them.
Know What You Own: One Myth of Social Impact Investing
Heron Foundation President
Even with the best will in the world, most individual and institutional investors likely own positions in companies whose business practices undermine their philanthropic or personal values, simply because of the way these funds are put together.
Private Prison Company Forced Immigrants To Work For Free, Lawsuit Says
When Alejandro Menocal got locked up in an immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado, last year, he volunteered to work
Prisoners Pay Millions To Call Loved Ones Every Year. Now This Company Wants Even More.
Like most acquisitions, it is also a boon for jargon: Securus notes that it is excited about the “cross-sell / up-sell opportunities
For-Profit Prison Bankers Prey On Inmates' Families With Exorbitant Fees
JPay founder Shapiro is eager to tell his company’s story and how he believes it helps families. It’s not just about faster
Prisons Are Adopting the Walmart Business Model
Staff Attorney, ACLU's National Prison Project
High recidivism rates mean more people behind bars, and Corrections Corporation of America depends on more and more incarceration to make its billions. Since when do they actually want people to do well after they get out, instead of being sucked back into the system?
For-Profit Prison Corporations Are at It Again
Byron E. Price
Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Medgar Evers Co...
The debate regarding publicly-managed prisons and private prisons could be easily settled if private prisons supported the
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The Long Con: How Conservative Ideology Became a Con
Activist and Consultant
Does anyone actually still believe the words "trickle-down theory" have any valid meaning? Is anyone buying into this fiction that increasing the minimum wage would ruin our economy but multi-million dollar executive salaries don't increase prices at all?
The 14 Most F#$%ed Up Things About America's Obsession With Putting People Behind Bars
You may know the U.S. puts more of its citizens behind bars than any other country, but that's just the start.
Temple University Investigating Professors Who Were Financed By Private Prisons
Temple University is investigating an ethics complaint that two of its professors did not properly disclose funding from
Private Prisons Are Losing
Executive Director of Color Of Change
Over the past 20 years, the number of people locked up for-profit has increased by 1,664 percent, but the horrors of the industry have not been experienced evenly.
How Corporations Are Cashing In On The Worldwide Immigration Crackdown
America's Invisible and Costly Human Rights Crisis
Consumer advocate, lawyer and author
The full extent of the use of solitary confinement is truly alarming -- it is most certainly a human rights abuse and a blight on our national character.
Reality Has Turned the Tide Against Private Prisons
Executive Director, In the Public Interest
Coast-to-coast, governments are realizing that outsourcing corrections to for-profit corporations is a bad deal for taxpayers, and for public safety.
Florida Isn't Apologizing For Lax Oversight At Abusive Youth Prisons
A Huffington Post investigation published in October detailed a legacy of abuse at prisons operated by the for-profit firm
Poverty Grinds Down LGBT Equality
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson
Activist, Speaker, Author, Pastor
With so many LGBT people suffering from income inequality, poverty is an LGBT concern. Marriage equality brings a landslide of privileges and economic benefits to a family -- but if the family is living on minimum wage, they probably cannot even afford a marriage license.
Lawsuits Allege Private Prison Company Covered Up Youth Sex Abuse
"All of those charges are false," he said. "People find motivation to do these type of things just for money. I'm surprised
Watch: Incarceration Nation
Managing Editor, Moyers & Company
There are more African Americans under correctional control today -- in prison or jail, on probation or parole -- than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.
Florida Senator Pushes For Abusive Youth Prison Company To Face Hearing
A group of Florida student advocates called the Dream Defenders launched a campaign last month aimed at halting future YSI
Life In An Arizona Prison Town
Filmmaker Andrea B. Scott and HuffPost Reporter Chris Kirkham join HuffPost Live to discuss Andrea's new documentary, 'Good Men, Bad Men.' The film takes place in Florence, AZ & reveals how life in a town with nine prisons affects the people & place.
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