Locked Up & Shipped Away. Interstate Prisoner Transfers and the Private Prison Industry.
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Locked Up & Shipped Away: Prison Transfers & the Ones Who Profit

For those of us with family members on the other side of the bars, prison visits aren’t always easy to make. This is especially true when inmates are shipped off to out-of-state prisons. Stressed relationships, the need for those extra hours of pay, the bureaucracy of the prison itself, and raising a family are all Read More…

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Prison Workers Committee Calls for Action Against GEO Group’s NWDC

More than 200 inmates at Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Washington began a hunger strike on August 21. They also ceased all prison labor as part of the nationwide prison strike of 2018. Prisoners at NWDC have already gone on three hunger strikes so far this year alone. GEO Group, a FOR PROFIT private Read More…

Protesters against CoreCivic camped out at the company's entrance.
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The Human Rights Disaster: Protesters Arrested Outside of CoreCivic

A group of protesters blocking the entrance to CoreCivic headquarters have been carted away by police. They were protesting the human rights abuses of the private prison company. CoreCivic Has Demonstrators Thrown in Jail A group of protesters blocked the entrance to CoreCivic’s headquarters claiming the private prison company is a: “…human rights disaster in Read More…

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Are Private Prisons Responsible for Creating Mass Incarceration in America?

In the justice system today, private prisons are one of the most controversial areas talked about today. Privately owned prisons seemed to have no future when the Obama Administration asked the Bureau of Prisons not to rely on them. Luckily for the private investors, the Trump Administration has found a way to increase incarcerations, making it a Read More…

Montana Rejects CoreCivic Offer
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Private Prison Company CoreCivic Negotiations with Montana DOC Stalled

Montana Department of Corrections and CoreCivic are at a stalemate in discussions. This comes just about a year before the expiration of the contract of the private prison company to run Crossroads Correctional Center, causing the state to buy the 550-bed Shelby prison. Villa said on Thursday that the state presented two offers and banned the Read More…

Progressive Women of NEPA
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Advocacy Groups Demand Reforms Over Abuses in Lackawanna County Prison

Co-founder of the activist group Progressive Women of NEPA, Stephanie Bressler, joins other activist groups to seek dramatic reforms at the Lackawanna County Prison, Pennsylvania. Bressler is working through the frequent meetings of the Lackawanna County Prison Board to push for changes at the correctional center. The advocacy for these changes became escalated when seven Read More…

Private Prisons VS Immigration Reform
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California’s Private Immigration Prisons Become Subject to Public Records Act

On January 1, the California Public Records Act went into effect. It holds private immigration detention facilities accountable through open records laws. This also put a freeze on the expansion of the state’s private prison facilities for immigration detainees.     Private Immigration Prisons Under Fire California is the first state in the country to apply open documentation Read More…