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u.s. wrong to go back to using private prisons


last week’s news that the government will resume sending prisoners to private prisons is another sign of the erosion of human decency in the united states.






ag indicates feds will reverse course on using private prisons


the obama administration had begun reducing the federal government's use of private prisons; but jeff sessions rescinded the august 2016 memo written by sally yates






ag indicates feds will reverse course on using private prisons


the obama administration had begun reducing the federal government's use of private prisons, but jeff sessions rescinded the august 2016 memo written by sally yates






private prisons firm to lobby, campaign against recidivism


the nation's largest private prison operator is announcing a stepped-up effort to lobby for government programs and policies to keep former inmates from returning behind bars, saying it doesn't want the repeat business burdening prisons nationwide.






sessions: us to continue use of privately run prisons


attorney general jeff sessions signaled thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private prisons, reversing an obama administration directive to phase out their use. stocks of major private prison companies rose at the news.






sessions: u.s. to continue use of private prisons, reversing obama directive


attorney general jeff sessions signaled thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private prisons, reversing an obama administration directive to phase out their use. stocks of major private prison companies rose at the news. sessions issued a memo replacing one...






did companies’ donations buy a trump change in private-prison policy?


attorney general jeff sessions overturned an obama administration decision to phase out use of private prisons — prisons whose operators contributed to efforts supporting president trump.






iowa judge accused of conspiring with ice to boost husband’s private prison inve


an iowa federal judge and her husband allegedly conspired to enrich themselves by purchasing stock in private prisons, then herding hundreds of immigrants into those prisons during one of the largest immigration raids in u.s. history. mother jones reported thursday that judge linda r. reade and her ...






sessions: u.s. to continue use of privately run prisons


attorney general jeff sessions has signaled his support for the federal government's use of private prisons, rescinding a memo meant to phase out their use.






private prisons firm to lobby campaign against recidivism


nashville, tenn. (ap) — the nation’s largest private prison operator says it will step up lobbying for government programs and policies to keep former inmates from returning behind bars, saying it doesn’t want the repeat business burdening prisons nationwide. corecivic also announced tuesday that its campaign contributions would prioritize political candidates who seek to tackle […]






sessions: us to continue use of privately run prisons


washington (ap) — attorney general jeff sessions signaled thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an obama administration directive to phase out their use. stocks of major private prison companies rose at the news. sessions issued a memo replacing one issued last august by sally yates, the deputy […]






audit: staff shortage, report errors at some private prisons


nashville, tenn. (ap) — auditors say the nation’s largest private prison provider has been operating some prisons in tennessee short-staffed, hasn’t send the state some reports and provided others with errors. the tennessee comptroller audit tuesday addressed corecivic’s lockups. in a three-day-a-month sample between october 2016 and june 2017, auditors found trousdale turner correctional center […]






walker says he won’t visit wisconsin’s juvenile prisons


madison, wis. (ap) — gov. scott walker says he does not plan to visit wisconsin’s troubled juvenile prisons before his second term ends in over a year. walker has never been to the lincoln hills or copper lake prisons in irma north of wausau. the prisons have been the subject of a federal investigation into […]






‘you iraqis are the worst’: ice accused of torturing detainees at private prison


the american civil liberties union is suing one of the most powerful private-prison corporations in america for torturing immigration detainees. “according to the aclu, ice agents at geo’s 1,500-bed colorado detention center are retaliating against iraqi nationals who have joined an aclu...






colorado department of corrections gets $10.6m to lease private prison


the colorado legislature's joint budget committee awarded $10.6 million to the department of corrections to temporarily lease a private prison to house 250 inmates. the state's prisons are operating near capacity.






here is how trump could make us prisons even worse


how trump could make u.s. prisons less safe a trump administration rule blocking federal agencies from filling vacancies could create public safety woes in the nation’s prisons, a bipartisan group of lawmakers told attorney general jeff sessions in a letter monday. they want the department of ...






justice department says it still needs private prisons, despite fewer inmates


officials pointed to the 14 percent drop since 2013 as a reason to end plans to build a government-run prison.






donald trump has ushered in a "golden age of private prisons"


with donald trump reversing obama's ban on the use of private prisons for federal prisoners and vowing to deport 11 million people; and attorney general jeff sessions instructing prosecutors to seek long prison sentences for minor offenses, the investor community could not be more bullish on the private prison sector. (more…)






trump-backing private prison company hopes to reap the rewards — by detaining im


within the texas legislature, a controversial bill is pending. a private prisons company called the geo group has allegedly asked republicans to submit a law that could lead to immigrant children being indefinitely detained in its lucrative centers. representatives john raney, john cyrier and mark k...






private prisons reach deal with women forced to show tampons


nashville, tenn. (ap) — an agreement has been reached between the nation’s largest private prison operator and female visitors who said they had to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating. a federal court order on monday dismissed claims against corrections corporation of america, now named corecivic, and officers at tennessee’s south central correctional […]






mental health care and rising suicides in uk prisons


"he called me and said very calmly, 'dad, i have to kill myself'": why suicides in uk prisons are at an all-time high.






brazil's prisons: a battleground in the drug wars


a growing gang war over drugs is fuelling bloodshed in brazil's neglected and overcrowded prisons.






chief of delaware prisons leaves post, takes new state job


dover, del. (ap) — the head of the division in charge of delaware’s prisons has left the post in the wake of a fatal inmate riot and hostage taking. department of correction officials confirmed friday that christopher klein is no longer chief of the bureau of prisons. officials said klein has taken a new job […]






delaware prisons on lockdown, smoke reported at facility


dover, del. (ap) — delaware prisons have been put on lockdown following an incident at the state’s maximum security facility. a department of correction spokeswoman says an emergency situation was reported at james t. vaughn correctional center in smyrna late wednesday morning. the facility was placed on lockdown, as were all prisons in the state […]






chief of delaware prisons leaves post, takes new state job


the head of the division in charge of delaware's prisons has left the post in the wake of a fatal inmate riot and hostage taking.






there are secret us prisons you’ve never heard of


we've all heard of prisons like san quentin or angola, but there are a load of prisons that you've never heard of, secret prisons. take a look. the post there are secret us prisons you’ve never heard of appeared first on holy kaw!.






record executive jason flom shines a light on the falsely incarcerated, one podc


flom also highlights the detrimental cycle of populating private prisons, and how we can hold the criminal justice system accountable for wrongful convictions.






justice department rescinds order phasing out use of private prisons


trump praises immigration raids as a 'military operation' feb. 23, 2017, 4:06 p.m. a look at president trump's administration and the rest of washington: trump says deportations are coming "at a rate that nobody's ever seen before" treasury secretary says tax reform will be done by august constituents'...






denmark to ban cash in largest prisons to fight crime


denmark's government says it will ban cash in the country's largest prisons and require inmates to pay electronically, to make it "easier to follow the money flow in and out."






sessions' tough on crime talk could lead to fuller prisons


the federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.






arkansas governor calls for more safeguards at prisons


arkansas' governor is calling for more safeguards at the state's prisons after three guards were assaulted by inmates and hospitalized in separate attacks at two facilities.






judge orders changes at wisconsin juvenile prisons


a federal judge says wisconsin's use of solitary confinement in its juvenile prisons poses "acute, immediate and enduring" harm to young inmates and is ordering that it be dramatically scaled back.






judge orders changes at wisconsin youth prisons by next week


the wisconsin department of corrections must make a series of changes at wisconsin's juvenile prisons to "drastically reduce" the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and shackles on young inmates by july 21, a federal judge ruled monday.






aclu pushes to stop pepper spray at wisconsin youth prisons


an attorney for the american civil liberties union is asking a federal judge to order that the wisconsin department of corrections immediately end the use of pepper spray and solitary confinement at juvenile prisons.






private prisons aren’t the only companies making a fortune off immigration deten


unlike president donald trump’s refugee and travel ban, which is now stalled in the courts, the crackdown on undocumented immigrants in the us is ramping up. that could mean we’ll see more people being sent to detention centers. for some companies, more detained immigrants mean more business. ...