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Florida Private Prisons

Chris Kirkham

Florida Isn't Apologizing For Lax Oversight At Abusive Youth Prisons | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

The head of Florida's juvenile justice department defended her agency's oversight of private prison contractors before a state Senate panel on Wednesd...

Chris Kirkham

Lawsuits Allege Private Prison Company Covered Up Youth Sex Abuse | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

A pair of recent lawsuits against a private youth prison operator in Florida amplify claims that the company, Youth Services International, has freque...

Chris Kirkham

Florida Senator Pushes For Abusive Youth Prison Company To Face Hearing | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

A top lawmaker in Florida is calling for a legislative hearing on abuses at the state's juvenile prisons run by the troubled for-profit contractor You...

Chris Kirkham

Troubled Youth Prison Company Wins Even More Contracts | Chris Kirkham | Posted 11.14.2013 | Business

Despite voluminous evidence that inmates have suffered violence, sexual abuse and neglect inside the facilities of a private juvenile prison operator,...

Locking Down an American Workforce

Steve Fraser | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Steve Fraser

The privatization of prisons in recent years has meant the creation of a small army of workers too coerced and right-less to complain.

Chris Kirkham

Florida Senate Votes Down Massive Expansion of Private Prisons | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

The Florida Senate narrowly defeated a bill this week that would have handed over management of more than two dozen state prisons to private corporati...

Say No to Private Prisons in Florida

Donna Red Wing | Posted 04.02.2012 | Miami
Donna Red Wing

Yesterday, Florida senators delayed their vote to sell a part of its state correctional system to the highest bidder. Sixteen thousand inmates would have become 'product' for the prison profiteers in this corporate take-over.