Ending Private Prisons Is Not Enough

By Ashish Prashar, Business Insider. -

President Joe Biden, by executive order, directed the Department of Justice to end its private prison use. It's a step in the right direction and a symbolic moment for this administration to say [...]

Biden’s Order Terminates Federal Private Prison Contracts

By Char Adams, NBC News. -

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed an executive order that will phase out the Department of Justice’s use of private prisons. The action is part of the administration’s effort to address [...]

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 [...]

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