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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


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


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


A Private Prison System for Immigrants

“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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Dr. Angela Davis - Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

(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? 2,395 more words


Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Portions Of Federal ‘3 Strikes’ Sentencing Laws

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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Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal That Columbia Divested From Private Prison Companies

Image Credit: Columbia Prison Divest/Facebook

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