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AFSC Applauds US Department of Justice Decision to Reform Halfway Houses and Hold For-Profit Contractors Accountable

Tucson, AZ— Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memo that acknowledges the need to “reform federal halfway houses.” Since the 1960’s, halfway houses (now called Residential Re-entry Centers- RRCs) have been used to facilitate a formerly incarcerated person’s transition back into the community. 579 more words

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CCA and GEO Group stocks rise after Trump election win

As if Trump’s popularity weren’t worrisome enough for many Americans, his campaign’s misguided “tough on crime” rhetoric caused a spike in for-profit prison stocks the day after the win.

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To Private Prisons, Bodies=Money

Recently, the Department of Justice released a statement of finding that mirrored much of what activists have been saying for years: private prisons are more expensive and lack oversight… 296 more words

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

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Private prison operator's sales "could explode" if Donald Trump elected president

If Donald Trump wins the election in November, might shares of private prison operator GEO Group soar?

There’s a growing consensus that the Boca Raton-based company, which runs detention centers for U.S. 150 more words

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