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Financial dealings merky between feds and private prison companies detaining Central American asylum seekers

The number of undocumented people in this country is currently dropping and has dropped for the last few years, yet you wouldn’t know that from the rhetoric spewing from the political right.  902 more words

Refugees

Breaking: Dept of Justice to Phase Out Private Prisons

Tucson, AZ— Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memo that acknowledges the need to “reduce our use of private prisons.” For nearly four decades, the criminal justice system has relied on the use of private, for-profit companies to run the federal government’s prisons and detention facilities. 295 more words

AFSC Arizona

MotherJones.Com "My four months as a private prison guard", by Shane Bauer

Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from a prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).
“The last riot we had was two years ago,” he says over the phone. 235 more words

EXCEPTIONALLY PISSED OFF!

The Corrections Corporation of America, by the Numbers

Where the pioneering private prison company operates, who owns it, and who’s taking it to court.

Via MOTHER JONES JULY/AUGUST 2016 ISSUE

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Susan Chandler reblogged this on Wobbly Warrior's Blog and commented:

"The Corrections Corporation of America launched the era of private prisons in 1983, when it opened an immigration detention center in an former motel in Houston, Texas. Today the Nashville-based company houses more than 66,000 inmates, making it the country’s second-largest private prison company. In 2015, it reported $1.9 billion in revenue and made more than $221 million in net income—more than $3,300 for each prisoner in its care."

Mother Jones Goes Undercover

By Casey Bukro

Just when you think an ethics issue has been put to rest, a Mother Jones magazine reporter spends four months working undercover as a guard at a corporate-run prison in Louisiana. 1,001 more words

Accountability

"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