New FOIA Docs Expose Conditions In Private Immigration Prison

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

New documents shed light on what activists are calling “a dark pattern of abuse” at a privately-run, for-profit prison in Virginia used by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Obtained by [...]

Private Prison To Pay $3.7 Million After Recording Attorney-Client Conversations

By Equal Justice Initiative. -

Private prison company CoreCivic and communications company Securus Technologies agreed on Friday to pay $3.7 million to settle federal claims that they illegally recorded attorney-client [...]

Private Prison Sues State For Not Having Enough Prisoners

By Es Fein, Wondergressive. -

A private prison in Arizona recently sued the state for having a lack of prisoners. For the sake of saving over $16 million in back pay, the state settled by paying the private prison $3 million. [...]

Activists And Protesters Rally At Private Prison Company Geo Group’s New Boca Raton Headquarters

By Austen Erblat, Sun-sentinel.com -

As storm clouds gathered over Boca Raton Monday afternoon, so too did two dozen activists, protesters and organizers at the newly opened headquarters of private prison company Geo [...]

Jewish Groups Are Taking Action From Coast To Coast To Close The Camps

By Popular Resistance. -

Jewish Communities are holding "Close The Camps" actions across the country to protest the detention of migrants in the United States, the current immigration policies and mistreatment of [...]

Resistance To Private Prison Industry Mounts Amid Debate Over Trump’s Immigration Detention Policies

By Lauren-Brooke "L.B." Eisen, Brennancenter.org -

Controversy over immigration policy is shining an unwelcome spotlight on the private prison industry, which runs detention facilities that house tens of thousands of immigrants. The private [...]

Who’s Making Money From The Border Crisis? Private Prisons

By Barbara Boland, Theamericanconservative.com -

The Trump administration’s decision to vastly increase the number of immigrants held in prisons has proven controversial. It’s also big business. The vast majority of people jailed by Immigration [...]

Lancaster Shows How To Say No To Geo Group

By Negin Owliaei, Inequality.org -

What’s the best way to push profit-seeking corporations out of the public sphere? Don’t let them take over in the first place. Residents of Lancaster County, Penn. were thrilled to learn this [...]

America’s Secretive Private Prison Industry To Become Much Less Secret

By Brad Poling, occupy.com -

By Brad Poling for Occupy - Seventy-five miles southwest of San Antonio, Texas, in the expanse of desert between the U.S./Mexico border and nestled between oil boomtowns of yesteryear, is Dilley, [...]

Supreme Court Rules Against Private Prisons

By Staff, www.ccrjustice.org -

By Staff of CCRJustice - October 10, 2017, New York, NY – Today, the Supreme Court denied a petition by private prison corporations seeking to block the release of government documents about [...]

Victory For Immigrant Hunger Strikers

By Mike Ludwig, www.truthout.org -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout. For three years now, incarcerated immigrants have staged hunger strikes and work stoppages to protest conditions at the Northwest Detention Center, an immigration [...]

Private Prison In New Mexico Demands More Prisoners

By Steven Rosenfeld, www.alternet.org -

By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - The nation’s second-largest private prison corporation is holding New Mexico politicians hostage by threatening to close unless the state or federal authorities [...]

Nevada Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Private Prisons

By Beryl Lipton, www.muckrock.com -

By Beryl Lipton for Muckrock - After signing up for 200 private beds, the state leaves open the option of contracting even more. Nevada’s move to ban for-profit prisons was struck down at the [...]

Lawsuit: Up To 60,000 In Forced Labor In US Private Prisons

By April M. Short, www.alternet.org -

By April M. Short for AlterNet - As many as 60,000 immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could play a role in a class-action lawsuit accusing a private prison company of [...]

Newsletter: Privatization vs. The People

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The essence of privatization today is to turn a public good into a profit center for Wall Street. US economic policy has created a [...]

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