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Captive Customers: Outsourcing Prison Services Is Ruining Lives and Bilking Taxpayers

Donald Cohen | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Introducing for-profit companies into America's criminal justice system has been a bad deal for governments across the country.

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 Taken Over By State After Years Of Horrifying Allegations

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's governor says the corrections department will take over operation of the largest privately-run prison in the state after...

Hot Thursday Night Ticket - Art and Design at the California Academy of Sciences

JD Beltran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
JD Beltran

A life-sized elephant weighing less than 10 lbs by artist/designers Seth D'Ambrosio, Rafi Aji, Brooke Francesi, and Dustin Tilsdale The amb...

The Biggest, Baddest Prison Profiteer of Them All

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jesse Lava

Profiting off mass incarceration is a dirty business. When private prison company Corrections Corporation of America squanders taxpayer money and runs facilities rife with human rights abuses, it's dragging its own name through the mud.

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...

With Immigration Reform Looming, Private Prisons Lobby to Keep Migrants Behind Bars (Updated)

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

Common-sense immigration reform has the multibillion-dollar private prison industry shaking in its boots. Its lobbyists are actively targeting members of congressional budget and appropriations committees to not only maintain, but increase incarceration of migrants.

Private Prison In Violation For Sub-Par Conditions

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 10.10.2012 | Black Voices

The nation’s first privately owned prison could be under fire after an audit report released last week by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

Elise Foley

No Conviction, No Freedom: Immigration Authorities Locked 13,000 In Limbo

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Elise Foley

Immigrants To Wells Fargo: Stop Investing In For-Profit Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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 ...

License to Abuse? Time for Bureau of Prisons to Sever Ties With CCA

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The Corrections Corporation of America has failed in its obligation to run Georgia's McRae Correctional Facility in a manner comporting with basic human dignity.

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...

Immigrants For Sale

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

It's hardly a secret that private prison corporations are deliberately promoting and designing laws aimed at incarcerating immigrants and turning the prison system into an incredibly lucrative business.

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...

Ryan Grim

Puff, Puff, Give: Lobbyists Plying Hill Staffers Through Congressional Cigar Association

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lobbyists for major banks, insurers, pharmaceutical firms, energy companies and at least one foreign government have been helping organize lavish gath...