Lancaster Shows How To Say No To Geo Group

By Negin Owliaei, -

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

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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

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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, -

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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

Privatization Of Prisons Gets New Life Under Sessions Order

By Kevin Zeese, -

By Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance. One of the ugliest policies in the move to privatize public services has been the private prison industry. We have reported on the abuses of private [...]

Ten Examples of Resistance to Government Raids

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By Bill Quigley for Popular Resistance. Resistance to unjust government action is the duty of all people who care about human rights As Dr. King reminded us in his letter from a Birmingham [...]

Private Prison In Ohio Makes Room For 2000 ICE Detainees

By César, -

By César for CrImmigration - Yesterday, CoreCivic, the new name for the Corrections Corporation of America, announced a new contract with ICE to imprison thousands of migrants in Ohio. [...]

Portland Leads Way To Nationwide Divest From Dakota Pipeline And Private Prisons?

By Mike Ludwig, -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout - Not long after returning home from the Dakota Access pipeline protests at Standing Rock, Oregon resident Ali Pullen was testifying before the Portland City Council [...]

US Gov Quietly Backing Out Of Its Promise To Phase Out Private Prisons

By Hanna Kozlowska, -

By Hanna Kozlowska for Quartz - Critics have long denounced private prisons in the US as unsafe, inefficient and at times, inhumane. Those critics, who include inmates and activists, seemed to [...]

Immigrants Urge Obama To End Legacy As ‘Deporter-In-Chief’

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By Kevin Thomas for DC Media Group. Washington, DC - Undocumented immigrants and their allies traveled this week from Trump Tower in New York City to the White House in Washington, DC, as part of [...]

DOJ Orders Bureau Of Prisons To Phase Out Private Prisons

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By Staff of ACLU - WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice announced today that it is ordering the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to begin phasing out its use of private prisons. The order, [...]

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