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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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.
“Like hitting the lottery and losing the ticket. You are still incarcerated, no matter how you look at it.”
AFSC Seeking Organizations, Faith Groups to Sign Letter to Gov. Ducey to Study, End Private Prisons in AZ
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