private prison industry
Last week was a turning point. The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) announcement that it will wind down its use of private prisons is a major step in the struggle to end for-profit incarceration in America.
Read this before you celebrate the demise of for-profit prisons.
Despite the bizarre politics on display in Cleveland, sometimes knowing where someone stands on an issue is pretty straightforward. We can be sure about this: The private prison industry doesn't share our goal of ending mass incarceration.
More and more Americans--including leaders from both political parties--agree that our criminal justice system is broken. There's no debate: mass incarceration is neither cost-effective for taxpayers nor safe for our communities.
The two largest private prison companies involved in detention -- Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group -- have
Transitioning into galleries, he continues to use wheat paste and paint public space, running his own "ad campaigns" with graffiti and posters to reach as many free minds as possible.
You may know the U.S. puts more of its citizens behind bars than any other country, but that's just the start.
For-profit prisons, and the lockup quotas and low crime taxes that come with them, are a raw deal. Grassroots organizations across the spectrum are lining up to stand against them.
Common-sense immigration reform has the multibillion-dollar private prison industry shaking in its boots. Its lobbyists are actively targeting members of congressional budget and appropriations committees to not only maintain, but increase incarceration of migrants.
An executive at a private prison company, one that deals with federal agencies, has said that lying to federal agencies is
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