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Private Prison

Idaho Governor Orders Police To Investigate Private Prison

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has ordered the state police to conduct a criminal investigation of understaffing and falsified do...

Private Prison Company Said Vacant Security Posts Were Staffed, Docs Reveal

AP | By REBECCA BOONE | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Several documents unsealed in a contempt of court case against private prison company Corrections Corporation of America detail ...

30 Ways The Prison Industry Gets Rich

Katy Hall | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

The U.S. has the world's highest incarceration rate, with 2.2 million people, or nearly 1 in 100 behind bars. Rising immigration detentions and the di...

Chris Kirkham

Prison Company's Wikipedia Page Sanitized After Football Stadium Naming Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business

GEO Group Inc., the nation's second-largest private prison conglomerate, has until now mostly kept its brand far from the law-abiding public's conscio...

On One Issue, Two Empty Chairs

Jesse Lava | Posted 12.30.2012 | Crime
Jesse Lava

With the presidential debates now over and little more than a week to go before the election, it's clear that the vigorous back-and-forth between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will leave out one of the great issues of our time: mass incarceration.

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.