“Shame!” Demonstrators yelled at a pickup truck that drove into the crowd outside of a private prison in Rhode Island.
The city council voted 8-4 on Tuesday against renewing contracts with CoreCivic and GEO Group, which run six halfway houses in the Denver area.
Three new contracts mark the reversal of the Obama administration’s short-lived attempt to deprivatize federal prisons.
With the presidential debates now over and little more than a week to go before the election, it's clear that the vigorous back-and-forth between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will leave out one of the great issues of our time: mass incarceration.
On November 18th, a coalition of immigrant and civil rights organizations will demand the shut down Stewart Detention Center and the immediate termination of private prison contracts.