Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tag: private prisons

Sanders unveils plan to end cash bail, ban private prisons, and...

"If we stand together, we can eliminate private prisons and detention centers. No more profiteering from locking people up."

Meet the six big banks keeping private prisons in business

Without these institutions, The GEO Group and CoreCivic would be in trouble—which is what advocates for divestment want.

“CoreCivic”: new name, same for-profit prison greed

We must put an end to this shameful vestige of our country’s worst deeds.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back for the Feds on Private...

The Department of Homeland Security looks to reopen facilities the Justice Department will no longer contract with.

The Era Of Private Prisons May Soon Be Over

Homeland Security will review the use of private prisons for immigrant detention.

Creating Change: Lessons From a Private-Prison Victory

This an opportunity to renew our understanding of the social compact. It allows us to emphasize the value of communitarian idealism over individualistic greed.

Ending Private Prisons at the Federal Level Marks a Major Movement...

The DOJ’s announcement is certainly not a knock-out blow for private prison firms. But it's a start.

BREAKING: Justice Department Breaks Ties with Private Prisons

The Department of Justice will phase out their use of private prisons altogether, dealing a significant blow to several private-prison corporations.

The Prison-Industrial Complex Takes Another Hit

Officials who built their careers on mass incarceration are now calling for this madness to end. Could this be a turning point for the prison-industrial complex?

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4 Minnesota cops fired after appearing to kill handcuffed man on video

Recorded on cellphone video physically abusing a handcuffed and motionless man for several minutes, four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday for needlessly causing...

Bernie Sanders introduces Paycheck Security Act to protect millions of employees during coronavirus pandemic

“Without aggressive action to help workers keep their jobs and businesses stay open, we risk an economic disaster that could take decades to repair.”

The billionaire governor who’s been sued dozens of times for millions in unpaid bills

Gov. Jim Justice is West Virginia’s richest man. Over the last three decades, lawsuits over unpaid bills have cost his constellation of companies more than $128 million in judgments and settlements.

Survey shows 1 in 5 teachers—citing COVID-19 concerns—likely won’t return to US schools this...

"Though Americans are optimistic about a return to in-person learning, there is angst among teachers, parents, and America at large about how to keep our schools safe if the virus isn't fully contained."