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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 )

- 903 days ago -
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 )

- 907 days ago -
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 )

- 1012 days ago -
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 )

- 1061 days ago -
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.
Tell Bank Cop to Fail Payday Lender Wells Fargo ACTION US
Business  (tags: money, investors, big banks, corruption, corporate, Wells Fargo, lending, prisons, business, investments )

- 1117 days ago -
Wells Fargo's investment in private prisons is just one of the banks' failures. It also lends money to payday loan companies and issues its own version of a payday loan that charges customers up to 274 percent interest. Wells
Correctional Corporation of America Accreditation Report Misses Stark Reality
Business  (tags: abuse, business, corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, finance, government, Jails, money, politics, Prisons, society )

- 1215 days ago -
But below the spin is a different reality for the company and the prisoners that it oversees - food riots and abuse scandals. And alongside all this, the accreditations for its facilities come from a company that the American Civil Liberties Union's->
ACTION ALERT: Demand the Australian Government End Puppy Factories in Australia! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: australian government, puppy mills, puppy factories, cruelty, prisons, neglect, animal welfare )

- 1218 days ago -
Puppy factories farm puppies and sell them to pet shops and trade them online with most animal owners not knowing of the cruelty behind their puppies beginnings. The dogs are often kept in deplorable conditions for their entire lives with barely
ACTION ALERT: No Stalling on the 2013 Sow Stall Ban! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: pig stalls, sow stalls, inhumane, prisons, suffering, pigs, laws, protection, welfare )

- 1246 days ago -
Currently millions of Europe's pigs spend almost their entire pregnancies -- months at a time -- in restrictive and prison-like conditions. In a sow stall, a pig's movement is so limited that she cannot carry out most of her basic natural behaviours --
ACTION ALERT: Protect Pigs: Implement the Ban on Sow Stalls in the EU! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: sows stalls, prisons, horrendous cruelty, ban sow stalls, pigs welfare, legalisation )

- 1285 days ago -
In 2001, the European Union enacted a legislative decision to improve the welfare of pigs by phasing out the use of individual crates for confining pregnant sows. These "sow stalls" restrict movement so severely that sows cannot even turn around
ACTION ALERT: Against Balconies Prisons for Animals! PLEASE SIGN PETITION!
Animals  (tags: balconies, suffering, cruetly, imprisonment, prisons, legalisation, animal welfare )

- 1313 days ago -
But how many other dogs are literally crumbling, forgotten on balconies converted into prisons for life, poorly fed, never released, alive with their droppings?
Violence Exposes Crisis In Latin American Prisons
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, law, prisons, penal reform, Latin America, world, rights, news, humans, ethics, society )

- 1370 days ago -
A series of fatal riots inside Mexican prisons last week and a deadly blaze at a penitentiary in Honduras are prompting calls for major penal reform in Central America
Solitary Confinement in the Middle of New York City
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, solitary confinement, human rights, Rikers Island )

- 1447 days ago -
As we observed International Human Rights Day on Saturday, we needed look no further than New York City for a sobering reminder of how this nation too often fails to meet international human rights standards.
ACTION ALERT: Stop the Puppy Mill Cycle: Ban the Sale of Puppies in San Diego Pet Stores!
Animals  (tags: puppy farms, puppy mills, prisons, suffering, deplorable conditions, cruetly, san diego pet stores )

- 1472 days ago -
These factory farms turn out up to 5 million puppies per year for the puppy store business and hold thousands of the breeding dogs captive in cages for their lifetimes.. At the same time, 4 million dogs are euthanized every year in the U.S.
ACTION ALERT: Prime Minister of Malaysia: Harming Orangutans Also Harms Lucrative Eco-Tourism Industry
Animals  (tags: prime minister, malaysia, orangutans, imprisoned, caged, abused, suffering, prisons, horrendous conditions )

- 1531 days ago -
The A'Famosa tourist park is primarily a golf resort situated about 70 miles south of Kuala Lumpur. The 8 orangutans have been kept in cramped, dark, indoor quarters for the last 18 months, with no fresh air, no sun on their backs, no rain, nothing
Overcrowding, Gangs Causing Increase Canadian Prison Violence: Report
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, society, safety, prisons, freedoms, crime, culture, americans, violence, news )

- 1592 days ago -
A report from the country's correctional investigator says overcrowding is one factor in why Canada's prisons are becoming more violent.

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