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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Immigration Detention: The Golden Goose for Private Prisons

Amnesty International | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

Imprisoning immigrants should not be a golden goose for private corporations,

Elise Foley

Immigrant Freed From 19-Month Detention: 'I Treat My Dogs Much Better Than The Detainees Are Treated'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, for the first time in 19 months, Pedro Guzman left Stewart Detention Center, a privately run facility where he was housed while fighting d...

Arizona Immigration Law Was Pushed By Prison Contracting Giant

NPR | Morning Edition | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NPR spent the past several months analyzing hundreds of pages of campaign finance reports, lobbying documents and corporate records. What they show is...

Strength to Love: A Challenge to the Privatized Prison Industry

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

We must reverse the trend that has created an America with less than five percent of the world's population but over a quarter of the world's prisoners.

Ignorance and Intimidation = Delay Not Defeat in March Toward Pot Legalization

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

For several months California's Proposition 19 appeared headed for victory. That it lost yesterday is a tribute not only to youth-voter impassivity but to the power of ignorance and coercion.

Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Stalls, Voting Rights Violations in Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Immigration reform activists suffered a disappointing setback this week. The Senate failed to muste...

What's Costlier Than A Government Run Prison? A Private One

Aug. 18, 2010 | D.M. Levine, Contributor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FORTUNE -- Early this month, three convicted murderers escaped from a prison in Kingman, a small town along Route 66 in northwest Arizona. According t...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Gets A Makeover

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced changes to its management structure, conceived as part of a strategy to "re-brand" the agency...

Immigration Detention Facilities To Become Less Like Prisons, Officials Say

AP | MICHELLE ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO — In an agreement U.S. immigration officials hope will begin to reshape the entire 30,000-bed detention system, some asylum-seekers ...

Campaign Launched: Dignity, Not Detention

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Varick Street Detention Center was scheduled for closure today, according to an announcement made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) several...

Arizona May Turn Death Row Over To Private Companies

nytimes.com | JENNIFER STEINHAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FLORENCE, Ariz. -- One of the newest residents on Arizona's death row, a convicted serial killer named Dale Hausner, poked his head up from his televi...

Private Prison Company Welcomes Fed's New Immigrant Detention Strategy

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

On the heels of an announcement that it will stop holding children in its Hutto facility, the nation's largest private prison provider assured investors they still expect business from the government.

Detention Retention

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

Maria del Carmen Garcia-Martinez recently emerged from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement holding cell in Arizona with her arm broken and her hand covered in blue ink.

U.S. Border Policy: How To Fix What's Broken

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

Funding would be better used to investigate and sanction U.S. employers who habitually hire undocumented migrants. This would not only be cheaper, but more humane.