Vermonters: Help Us Stop Out of State Prison Transfers

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 10:43 am

Thirteen Vermont inmates at a Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) private prison in Arizona were recently thrown into solitary confinement after refusing to return to their cells and damaging equipment in the facility. CCA is calling it a “disturbance,” but it sounds more like a demonstration. The details are reminiscent of a protest last month [...]

For-Profit Prisons: Another Failed Privatization of a Government Service

By: Thursday May 19, 2011 8:28 am

A new study by the state of Arizona shows that private prisons end up costing the state more than public facilities. From the New York Times: The conviction that private prisons save money helped drive more than 30 states to turn to them for housing inmates. But Arizona shows that popular wisdom might be wrong: [...]

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