Bureau of Prisons Should Consider Ohio Inmate Protest Before Renewing Private Prison Contract

By: Thursday August 14, 2014 2:24 pm

140 prisoners at CCA’s private immigrant prison in Ohio protested this week against violence, abuse and substandard food at the facility. But with CCA’s contract up for renewal this spring, Warden Mike Pugh may have violated protocol to keep it under wraps. If CCA’s disgraceful track record in Youngstown isn’t enough to give the Bureau [...]

FDL Launching ‘Prison Reporting Project’ to Investigate Private Prison Industry and Mass Incarceration

By: Tuesday August 12, 2014 10:29 am

Private prison companies make billions of dollars in profit each year running violent, abusive and inhumane facilities. They’re able to get away with it because the details of their government contracts and life behind their walls is kept out of the public eye. If we hope to fight this injustice, we must drag the for-profit [...]

Stop Corrections Corporation of America From Profiting Off Ohio Private Immigrant Prison

By: Monday July 7, 2014 9:06 am

Corrections Corporations of America — the nation’s largest private prison company — is bidding to renew its contract for a troubled immigrant detention center in Youngstown, OH. But a new study uncovered insect-infested and overcrowded cells, understaffed medical personnel, and a ‘warehouse and forget’ attitude at for-profit prisons like this one. Stop CCA from abusing [...]

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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