For Profit Prisons
A report saying private detention will continue was approved, but with a huge caveat.
They confiscated eight times more contraband cell phones and had a higher rate of assaults than comparable Bureau of Prisons institutions.
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.
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.
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.
When Alejandro Menocal got locked up in an immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado, last year, he volunteered to work
Like most acquisitions, it is also a boon for jargon: Securus notes that it is excited about the “cross-sell / up-sell opportunities
JPay founder Shapiro is eager to tell his company’s story and how he believes it helps families. It’s not just about faster
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?
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?
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 is investigating an ethics complaint that two of its professors did not properly disclose funding from
The government currently pays the tiny republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea to take in asylum seekers. Most remain in limbo
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.
Coast-to-coast, governments are realizing that outsourcing corrections to for-profit corporations is a bad deal for taxpayers, and for public safety.