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“You build a prison, and then you’ve got to find someone to put in them,” said Texas state Sen. John Whitmire, who has seen five of the 13 Criminal Alien Requirement (CAR) prisons built in his state.
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(Sonni’s note: I read this article today. Look at the date. It was written seventeen years ago. Do you think there has been any positive change or has the problem has only got worse? 2,382 more words
While the country was busy celebrating the Supreme Court’s long-awaited marriage equality ruling, the justices issued another ruling in the Johnson v. United States case that dealt a crucial blow to the prison industrial complex. 621 more words
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With more than 2.2 million people in a prison system that disproportionately incarcerates blacks and Latinos and funnels many into a growing private prison industry, one Ivy League school has taken a stance against profiting off institutions that thrive when the prison population soars. 311 more words
IMMEDIATE Action needed!
Tell the Department of Corrections and Governor Ducey NO MORE PRISON BEDS!
The Arizona Department of Corrections has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 2,000 more prison beds to be contracted out, most likely to a for-profit corporation. 283 more words