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Homeland Security Panel Wants To Quit For-Profit Immigrant Detention

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:02:16 -0500

A report saying private detention will continue was approved, but with a huge caveat.

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Damning Report Finds For-Profit Prisons Are More Dangerous

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:32:56 -0400

They confiscated eight times more contraband cell phones and had a higher rate of assaults than comparable Bureau of Prisons institutions.

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When Christians Fall In Love With Caesar: Obama and the State of the Union

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:33:10 -0500

When I review Obama's presidency, with the major exception of his stance on LGBTQ issues and his endorsement of same-sex marriages, I don't find that he has stood up for the weak and vulnerable.

We Must End For-Profit Prisons

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:21:47 -0400

No one should be allowed to profit from putting more people behind bars -- whether they're inmates in jail or immigrants held in detention centers. In fact, I believe that private prisons shouldn't be allowed to exist at all, which is why I've introduced legislation to eliminate them.

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Know What You Own: One Myth of Social Impact Investing

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 17:42:27 -0400

Even with the best will in the world, most individual and institutional investors likely own positions in companies whose business practices undermine their philanthropic or personal values, simply because of the way these funds are put together.

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Private Prison Company Forced Immigrants To Work For Free, Lawsuit Says

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:44:41 -0400

When Alejandro Menocal got locked up in an immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado, last year, he volunteered to work

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Prisons Are Adopting The Walmart Business Model

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:44:06 -0400

High recidivism rates mean more people behind bars, and Corrections Corporation of America depends on more and more incarceration to make its billions. Since when do they actually want people to do well after they get out, instead of being sucked back into the system?

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For-Profit Prison Corporations Are at It Again

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:23:05 -0400

The Long Con: How Conservative Ideology Became a Con

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:56:02 -0400

Does anyone actually still believe the words "trickle-down theory" have any valid meaning? Is anyone buying into this fiction that increasing the minimum wage would ruin our economy but multi-million dollar executive salaries don't increase prices at all?

The 14 Most F#$%ed Up Things About America's Obsession With Putting People Behind Bars

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:40:28 -0400

You may know the U.S. puts more of its citizens behind bars than any other country, but that's just the start.

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Private Prisons Are Losing

Wed, 28 May 2014 20:58:08 -0400

Over the past 20 years, the number of people locked up for-profit has increased by 1,664 percent, but the horrors of the industry have not been experienced evenly.

America's Invisible and Costly Human Rights Crisis

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:28:57 -0500

The full extent of the use of solitary confinement is truly alarming -- it is most certainly a human rights abuse and a blight on our national character.

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Reality Has Turned the Tide Against Private Prisons

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:07:56 -0500

Coast-to-coast, governments are realizing that outsourcing corrections to for-profit corporations is a bad deal for taxpayers, and for public safety.

Poverty Grinds Down LGBT Equality

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:54:55 -0500

With so many LGBT people suffering from income inequality, poverty is an LGBT concern. Marriage equality brings a landslide of privileges and economic benefits to a family -- but if the family is living on minimum wage, they probably cannot even afford a marriage license.

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Watch: Incarceration Nation

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:07:54 -0500

There are more African Americans under correctional control today -- in prison or jail, on probation or parole -- than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.

With Marijuana Legal, New Criminal Class Needed

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:14:04 -0500

Market research shows that the largest growth sector for illegal behavior is in corporate management. Prison owners hope to tap into that fertile market by appealing to local municipalities to get white collar criminals into the system early, where they can become lifelong customers.

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