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Invest in Jobs Instead of Jails
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Massachusetts, incarceration, prisons, jails, jobs, spending, petitions )

Freya
- 2 days ago - forcechange.com
Massachusetts spends $1 billion every year on incarcerating more and more offenders even though the stateâEUR(TM)s overall crime rate has decreased. Two legislators are trying to pass a bill that would save millions of tax dollars by reducing the stateâEUR(TM)s
How Some Prisoners Are America's Most Exploited Workers
Business  (tags: prisons, inmates, slavery, wages, work )

Freya
- 26 days ago - alternet.org
The wages paid to prisoners for labor inside prisons have declined over the past three decades.
Why Texas Is Closing Prisons in Favour of Rehab
Offbeat  (tags: Prisons, Rehab, Texas, USA )

Ray
- 55 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US is known for its tough criminal justice system, with an incarceration rate far larger than any comparable country. So why is it that Republicans in Texas are actively seeking to close prisons, asks Danny Kruger,
End the Cruel Ban on Feeding Cats at Bayside State Prison
Animals  (tags: cats, petitions, Alley Cat Allies, strays, ferals, prisons, New Jersey )

Freya
- 76 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
It has been over a month since the cats at Bayside State Prison have been fed. These cats are part of a state-sanctioned, taxpayer-funded Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. The feeding ban was issued with no warning--imperiling the cats and the work of...
Shocking Facts About America's For-Profit Prison Industry
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, corrections, profit, industry, capitalism, greed )

Freya
- 86 days ago - truth-out.org
Unbeknownst to many, the prison system has become a for-profit business in which inmates are the product-a system that has shocking similarities to another human-based business from America's past: slavery.
GREED: Public Prisons, Private Profits
Business  (tags: corporate, dishonesty, corruption, prisons, government, society )

Cal
- 87 days ago - truth-out.org
Services that had previously been provided by the jail or prison, such as medical care, transportation, phone and communication services, food, and even money exchanges, are increasingly handled by private companies.
4 Ways Greedy Capitalists Rig the System to Profit Off Our Misery
Business  (tags: capitalism, greed, poverty, water, resources, housing, foreclosure, savings, banks, injustice, prisons, incarceration )

Freya
- 142 days ago - alternet.org
The profit motive fogs the thinking of free-market advocates. The Economist gushes, "Take a bow, capitalism...the biggest poverty-reduction measure of all is liberalising markets to let poor people get richer."
Remove Transgender Teen From Solitary Confinement - PLEASE SIGN
Society & Culture  (tags: Transgender, LGBT, teen, teenagers, gay, prisons, solitary confinement )

AniMae
- 243 days ago - forcechange.com
Remove Transgender Teen from Solitary Confinement
Nobel Prize Economists Call for End to War on Drugs
World  (tags: world, drug war, government, politics, prisons, society, corruption, violence, crime, ethics )

Carrie
- 265 days ago - theverge.com
Five Nobel Prize-winning economists are calling for an end to the global war on drugs and a shift over to policies that focus on public health.
U.S. Prisons Home to 10 Times More Mentally Ill Than State Hospitals
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, government, media, medications, Mental health, politics, prisons, safety, society )

Kit
- 265 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
New report slams lack of treatment for seriously ill inmates as 'inhumane,' calls for reforms.
Report: US Prison Rates An 'Injustice'
Offbeat  (tags: prisons, injustice, rates, USA )

Ray
- 268 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Since the 1970s the rate of incarceration in the United States has quadrupled, after having been relatively flat over the prior half-century. In 1973 the number of Americans in prison was around 200,000. By 2009 that number had grown to 1.5 million.
Citing Budget Deficit, Philadelphia Closes 23 Schools But Spends Historic Sum On New Prison
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Austerity, budget cuts, Philadelphia, Prisons, school closings )

Judy
- 597 days ago - mintpressnews.com
While officials blamed the decision on a $304 million debt, others are questioning the state's decision to simultaneously spend hundreds of millions on corporate tax breaks and a new prison.
Lives in the Balance While America's Prison Profiteers Rake in Massive Profits
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, ethics, business, prisons, culture, crime, government )

Cal
- 601 days ago - truth-out.org
The massive growth in the prison population in the United States over the past four decades has been accompanied by the privatization of America's prisons. While we know a fair amount about these companies, we know little about the individuals who investe
UN Chief: Resolve Palestinian Prisoners' Hunger Strike in Israel
World  (tags: UN, Ban Ki -Moon, Palestine, hunger strikers, Israel, prisons, human rights )

Angelika
- 706 days ago - en.trend.az
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Tuesday for a prompt resolution to the hunger strike by Palestinians under Israeli custody, saying that the detainees' rights should be "fully respected" by Israel,
ACTION ALERT: Stop New Dolphinarium in the Turks and Caicos Islands! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: dolphins, captivity, suffering, prisons, dolphinarium, protection wild dolphines )

Simone
- 755 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The waters around Turks and Caicos are home to an impressive variety of marine life, attracting tourists, snorkelers and divers. A shadow has been cast, though, with a business pushing to exploit dolphins.
 

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