CCA GO AWAY from South Florida!

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 […]

Al Jazeera article on US prison population.

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. […]

DemNow: New Exposé Tracks ALEC-Private Prison Industry Effort to Replace Unionized Workers with Prison Labor

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 […]

New Report Finds Private Prisons a Threat to Criminal Justice Reform

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 […]