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Legislated quotas make the obscene #PrisonIndustiralComplex obscenely rich

‘Profiting From Misery': Private Prison Corporations Driving Harsh Immigration Policies | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Corrections Corporation of America and GEO Group, both notorious for human rights violations, dominate this rapidly growing industry, operating 72 percent of privately-operated ICE beds. 69 more words

Youngstown private prison to lose 185 jobs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown’s private prison, the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, will lose 185 jobs by the end of May.

Corrections Corporation of America, the company that runs the private prison, sent a letter to Youngstown Mayor John McNally saying it had to lay off workers because it lost its contract with the government to keep inmates at the Hubbard Road prison.  209 more words


Are We Suckers? The argument against for-profit prisons.

I certainly didn’t think I would be citing Fox News in this post, but they actually did have the best breakdown comparing prison costs to the cost of our education system… 1,378 more words


Rebalancing the inmate portfolio

The House Appropriations Committee is putting in long hours this week, trying to finish work on the budget by Friday afternoon. I don’t envy them their task… but I will point out one little detail regarding one of its proposed cuts. 259 more words

Justice And Corrections

Private Prisons Raping The American Tax Payers

“Promising to keep private prison cells full will be illegal in Nebraska if a proposal from state Sen. Amanda McGill (D) becomes law.

McGill, who is running for higher state office this year, has introduced legislation banning the government from guaranteeing payment to private contractors regardless of the level of service the contractor provide. 344 more words

Montana Department Of Corrections

Conflict of interest brewing as Ohio confronts prison overcrowding

Ohio’s prison system is facing a severe overcrowding crisis. With facilities hovering around 130% capacity, prison chief Gary Mohr considered declaring an overcrowding emergency for the first time in the state’s history. 539 more words

Woman Sues Corrections Corp. Over Strip Search To Prove She Was Menstruating!

A Tennessee woman filed suit in federal court Thursday, alleging that corrections officers at a prison owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America required her to expose her genitalia to officers so they could “verify” that she was menstruating after they spotted a feminine sanitary napkin in her pocket. 379 more words