A New Petition has been launched to confront CCA in Florida http://www.change.org/petitions/cca-go-away-from-south-florida It’s time for ICE to cancel CCA’s proposed immigration detention center in Southwest Ranches, FL! ICE and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) plan to build a massive immigration detention center in the Town of Southwest Ranches, just 30 minutes from Miami, FL. With […]
RT reports on the effort to capitalize on the profit generated from imprisoning people. YoungTurks Anna Kasparian reports on CCA.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/11/20111127105458655442.html#.T45NxXqWxxA.facebook “With 1 in 100 American adults behind bars, falling crime rates and a cash-strapped economy, the United States would seem ripe for the kinds of national reforms that might keep people out of prison. Recent polls have shown that even our law-and-order-minded citizenry would rather see penalties eased for certain criminals than pay more money to keep them locked up. […]
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/5/new_expos_tracks_alec_private_prison AMY GOODMAN: “The Hidden History of ALEC and Prison Labor” is our next segment. Lisa Graves, of the Center for Media and Democracy, in New Orleans. I wanted to turn now to the article I just referenced, which begins: “The breaded chicken patty your child bites into at school may have been made […]
This is a an article from Noelle de la Paz at colorlines.com http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/11/new_report_finds_private_prisons_a_threat_to_criminal_justice_reform.html A new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union puts the spotlight on the disturbing realities of prison privatization, a multi-billion dollar industry that has exploded in the past three decades. “Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration” is the […]
Many of America’s prisons are run by for profit corporations. These corporations argue that their model is superior to the state run prison systems. The reality is that they are built to maximize profit and minimize costs. The cost cutting affects security directly as human resources are pushed to the limit and measures that are […]