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Corrections Corporation of America

Let's Slam the Door on Private Prisons Once and for All

Lawrence Benito | Posted 07.26.2012 | Chicago
Lawrence Benito

Illinois faces a crucial decision: Do we allow a notoriously irresponsible company like the Corrections Corporation of America into our state, or do we send them a clear message that Illinois does not need this kind of crisis?

Elise Foley

Obama Administration Expands Prison Rape Elimination Act To Protect Immigrants | Elise Foley | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrant detainees will no longer be treated differently under the law than prison inmates for purposes of rape prevention, the Obama a...

Jailing Americans for Profit: The Rise of the Prison Industrial Complex

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.10.2012 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

No matter what the politicians or corporate heads might say, prison privatization is neither fiscally responsible nor in keeping with principles of justice. It simply encourages incarceration for the sake of profits.

How Are ALEC Laws Undermining Our Democracy?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Anti-democratic legislation written by ALEC is pushed onto conservative members of state legislatures who propose them for passage verbatim, sort of reminding one of a junkie who can't quite kick the habit.

Immigration Activists Rally Against Planned Detention Center

Posted 03.31.2012 | Chicago

Some 30 people on Friday kicked off a three-day march from Chicago's Little Village neighborhood to south suburban Crete, the site of a proposed deten...

Corporate-Backed Lobbyists Are Behind 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

Florida’s now-infamous Stand Your Ground law, which lets you shoot someone you consider threatening without facing arrest, let alone prosecution, so...

Chris Kirkham

Private Prison Company Sues Florida Town For Thwarting Immigrant Jail | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

The nation's largest private prison corporation sued a South Florida town this week, arguing that city officials are trying to "disrupt and derail" pl...

What Do PETA and CCA Have in Common?

David Shapiro | Posted 05.01.2012 | Crime
David Shapiro

Many states have finally taken serious steps to reduce mass imprisonment, but new long-term contracts for full prisons would hamper those efforts. That would be bad news for the nation, but good news for Corrections Corporation of America.

Chris Kirkham

Anonymous Hackers Strike 'Sinister Conniving Alliance' | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

After high-profile takeovers of recording industry and Justice Department websites last month, hackers affiliated with the Anonymous movement had a ne...

Private Prisons Profit From Pain

Jakada Imani | Posted 04.24.2012 | Crime
Jakada Imani

Incarceration for profit is just plain wrong. Making a business from other people's suffering is wrong. And demanding that states guarantee their for-profit corporation chock-full prisons is immoral.

America's Gulag: The Money (in Politics) Behind Prison Privatization

Nick Penniman | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Nick Penniman

If we are to reform the prison system, and fix the other Big Problems, we must first reform the lobbying and campaign financing systems.

Going for the Gold

John Merrow | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Who have been the primary beneficiaries of "school reform?" Duh, the for-profit companies! While consultants and think tanks have done OK, the real money has been in testing and textbooks and technology and construction.

Chris Kirkham

With States Facing Shortfalls, Private Corporation Offers Cash For Prisons | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

As state governments wrestle with massive budget shortfalls, a Wall Street giant is offering a solution: cash in exchange for state property. Prisons,...

Chris Kirkham

Florida Prisons Bill Would Expand Private Management, Netting A Big Win For Political Contributors | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

Florida this week faces a choice that is increasingly confronting much of the nation -- whether to hand over a major slice of its prison system to pri...

Elise Foley

No Conviction, No Freedom: Immigration Authorities Locked 13,000 In Limbo | Elise Foley | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a single day this past fall, the United States government held 13,185 people in immigration detention who had not been convicted of a...

Detainees: Working For $1 A Day, Using Phone for $5 A Minute

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 01.16.2012 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

On November 18th, a coalition of immigrant and civil rights organizations will demand the shut down Stewart Detention Center and the immediate termination of private prison contracts.

Immigration Detainees Fear Rape and Death

End ICE Abuse | Posted 12.27.2011 | Latino Voices
End ICE Abuse

There is one immediate thing the Obama administration can do to help ensure the protection of immigration detainees: make sure that all detainees are covered under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003.

Elise Foley

Immigrants To Wells Fargo: Stop Investing In For-Profit Detention | Elise Foley | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Latino and Somali immigrants are organizing in Minneapolis, Minn., against Wells Fargo, telling the bank to stop donating to anti-immigrant politician...

Privately Run Prison Remains Idaho's Most Violent Lockup

AP | By REBECCA BOONE | Posted 12.10.2011 | Crime

BOISE, Idaho -- In the last four years, Idaho's largest privately run prison has faced federal lawsuits, widespread public scrutiny, increased state o...

Lost, Abused and Neglected for a Profit

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 11.15.2011 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

Why do we leave our immigration system in the hands of corporations? How many more people are suffering and lost in a system that values profit over justice?

Aurelia Fierros

WATCH: Mentally Impaired Man Awaits His Fate In Deportation Trial | Aurelia Fierros | Posted 11.15.2011 | Latino Voices

Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez, a Mexican national and lawful U.S. resident declared incompetent to stand trial in an ongoing deportation case, will learn hi...

Ohio Becomes First State To Sell Prison To Private Company

AP | By JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 11.02.2011 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A lockup along the shores of Lake Erie has become the first state prison in the nation to be sold to a private company. Lake Erie C...

Elise Foley

Proposed Detention Centers Draw Criticism From Residents, Immigrant Groups | Elise Foley | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Proposed immigration detention facilities in Florida and New Jersey will be ringed with barbed wire and house people against their will ...

Gabriel Lerner

WATCH: 'Immigrants For Sale' Documents Jailing Of Immigrants For Profit | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 10.14.2011 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- At dawn on July 19, nearly 40 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents burst into th...

Death for Profit

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

Bryan Holcomb, an ex-CCA quality assurance manager, spoke exclusively to Cuéntame's Immigrant For Sale producers to expose the negligent operations at Stewart Detention Center.