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Privatized For-Profit Immigrant Detention Centers Are a 'Living Nightmare,' Investigation Shows
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prisons, incarceration, inmates, injustice, brutality, Prison-IndustrialComplex )

Freya
- 715 days ago - alternet.org
A report on corporate detention facilities in the U.S. details how migrants endure abuse, hunger and exploitation.
Everyday Erinyes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Politics, education, money, courts, judges, prisons, cruel and unusual punishment )

Joanne
- 1033 days ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog. Two items this week which seem to call for the intervention of the Greek Furies.
Private Prison Companies Openly Boast About Soaring Profits From Locking Up Children and Mothers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prisons, incarceration, greed, injustice, women, children, families )

Freya
- 1075 days ago - alternet.org
GEO Group and CCA are making a windfall from the rise of controversial family detention centers.
2.7 Million Kids Have Parents in Prison. TheyâEUR(TM)re Losing Their Right to Visit.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: challenges, child development, children, correctionc, criminal justice, Education, families, parents, politics, prison visitation, prisons, Sesame Street )

Joanne
- 1238 days ago - politicsplus.org
The few states which allowed for occasional extended visits by families are gradually abolishing them. This has a negative effect on child development, and with it, everyone's future.
5 Depressing Signs America Just Isn't the Country It Used to Be
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, corporations, health care, poverty, greed, taxes, injustice, prisons, crime )

Freya
- 1243 days ago - alternet.org
There exists a common theme amidst these signs of societal decay.
TAKE ACTION: Children Are Being Housed in Adult Prisons Across the Country âEUR" It Has to Stop
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: children, prisons, Attorney General, Loretta Lynch )

Dogan
- 1391 days ago - act.credoaction.com
The petition to Attorney General Loretta Lynch reads: "The Department of Justice must immediately launch an investigation into the practice of trying and jailing children as adults."
Invest in Jobs Instead of Jails
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Massachusetts, incarceration, prisons, jails, jobs, spending, petitions )

Freya
- 1551 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
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
- 2146 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.
Florida Prison Cuts May Be End of 'Get-Tough' Mindset
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: florida, prisons, inmates, tough on crime, Good News, Indiana Prison System )

Dana
- 2994 days ago - criminaljusticeforum.com
TALLAHASSEE | Florida's get-tough policy on crime during the past few decades is set to collide with an austere budget and a conservative governor pledging to take bold steps to save money. With 102,000 prisoners, Florida has the third-largest prison ...
Most Prisoners Come From Few Neighborhoods
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: crime, prisons, usa )

Michelle
- 3157 days ago - sciencenews.org
Crime rates have dropped in the United States over the past 15 years, yet prison populations have soared. The U.S. incarceration rate now exceeds that of other industrialized nations by five times or more, with almost 2.3 million people behind bars and a
Wisconsin Judicial Accountability Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wisconsin, freedom, corruption, cover-up, politics, constitution, prisons, jails, judges, courts, dishonesty )

Jacolin
- 4030 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
True Prison Reform and Accountability for All. No One should be above the Law. This takes the Snake (JUDGE)by the Throat! If a Judges would have to follow the Letter of the Law again and be Held Accountable. This would end favoritism in our Government. Ci
There's Nothing Funny About Prison Rape
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prisons, rape, human rights )


- 4041 days ago - prospect.org
More than 60,000 prisoners are raped every year, and yet we treat them as punchlines not victims. It's time to abandon the idea that rape is a suitable punishment for anyone.
Justice for the Angola 3 -- Please Sign!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: racism, prisons )


- 4053 days ago - colorofchange.org
Please click on "visit site" to sign the petition. Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox have have endured 35 years of solitary confinement after being framed in a murder that everyone now knows they didn't commit--locked up for daring to speak out against inh
Report: 1 In Every 99 Americans Now Behind Bars
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, constitution, freedoms, usa, prisons, overcrowding, study )

Hanna
- 4073 days ago - wcbstv.com
"We need to be smarter," said David Muhlhausen, a criminal justice expert with the conservative Heritage Foundation. "We're not incarcerating all the people who commit serious crimes -- but we're also probably incarcerating people who don't need to be."
Privatized Prisons for Immigrants: The Expansion Continues
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: immigration, borders, prisons )

Brian
- 4115 days ago - scholarsandrogues.com
The rise of the prison-industrial complex is one the most disturbing things going on in this country, and like the military-industrial complex, both major parties are implicated in the human rights abuses taking place in the name of border security.
 

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