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"More Inmates Equals More Revenue": Prison-Industrial Complex Morphs Into Treatment-Industrial Complex

Nancy Reagan’s recent death was a reminder of the shallow moralizing of the Just Say No anti-drug campaign she once championed.

Thankfully, attitudes have changed. We’re more attuned to the fact that untreated mental health issues are often a precursor to drug use. 676 more words

Criminal Justice System

Hitting Private Prisons Where it Hurts: Prison Divestment

Divesting from the Prison Industrial Complex

The National Prison Divestment Campaign has been in the news the last few weeks, after the University of California became the second US college to sell their shares in private prison companies. 297 more words

Inspiring Moments In Resistance

Bernie Sanders is Leading the War On For-Profit Prisons

No other presidential candidate is calling on America to ban the for-profit prison industrial complex like Senator Bernie Sanders.

On September 17 Mr. Sanders introduced… 734 more words

Bernie Sanders

Public Hearings for Proposed CCA Private Prison in Eloy 11/17/15

The Arizona Department of Corrections has given a green light for a contract with a private, for-profit correctional management corporations for the construction and management of up to 2,000 additional state prison beds. 296 more words

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Undocumented Immigrants Decry Solitary Confinement At Georgia Detention Center

Several immigrant detainees are decrying the conditions at a remote, privately-run detention center in Lumpkin, Georgia, following a protest that was forcibly suppressed last month. 1,260 more words

Illinois peeps, check out - Prison Vendors See Continued Signs of a Captive Market

As judges and policy makers debate sentencing changes to curb incarceration, those who sell goods to jails and prisons find little cause for concern.. via NYT Business Day http://ift.tt/1hKUjna

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Private prison lobbyists raising cash for Hillary Clinton campaign...

Via AHH

As immigration and incarceration issues become central to the 2016 presidential campaign, lobbyists for two major prison companies are serving as top fundraisers for Hillary Clinton. 413 more words

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