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ICE Detainee Sent to Solitary Confinement for Encouraging Protest of “Voluntary” Low-Wage Labor by Spencer Woodman by Spencer Woodman, reprinted with permission from The Intercept In June, officials at a privately run Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in rural Georgia sentenced an immigrant detainee to a month in solitary ...
Profiting Off Mass Incarceration: Detroit Pistons Owner Buys Private Prison Phone Company by Brian Dolinar by Brian Dolinar, Truthout The election of Donald Trump has already given an economic boost to those profiting from mass incarceration. The stock prices of the two biggest private prison builders – CoreCivic (formerly Corrections ...
DOJ Audit Rips Privately-operated Federal Facility; Trump Administration Presses Forward by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In December 2016, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), a watchdog agency within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), issued an audit of the federal Bureau of Prisons’ contract with private prisoner company ...
Florida Lawmaker Visits Prisons, Audits Private Prison Contracts by David Reutter by David Reutter In prison after prison across the state, over a period of two years, Florida state Representative David Richardson found that toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, pillows, sheets, shirts and soap were often withheld from prisoners, especially those in ...
Article • August 24, 2017
Female Prisoner Raped By Florida Sheriff's Deputy Settles Lawsuit for $91,666 by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Shortly before the scheduled date of trial in the case, a woman who said she was raped by a Bay County, Florida, sheriff's deputy during a transport run to another jail agreed to ...
Dead Bodies and Billions in Tax Dollars by David Gambacorta by David Gambacorta, The Philadelphia Inquirer The secret, dangerous world of private prisons Something was wrong with Thomas Bryant. He couldn't eat or sleep. His body was drenched in a cold sweat, and he trembled and shook like a radiator ...
Butzer v. CoreCivic, FL, Complaint, Juvenile Sexual Assault, 2017 Case 5:17-cv-00360-JSM-PRL Document 1 Filed 08/07/17 Page 1 of 8 PageID 1 Fl LED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA 2Dl1 AUG - 7 AH 9: 33 CASE NO. ('" ' .. ., LESLEY BUTZER, as Mother and Next ...
Banks Profit from Loans to Private Prison Industry by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), now known as CoreCivic, and GEO Group (GEO), the two largest private prison companies, are major profit-generators for six U.S. banks – Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, BNP Paribas, SunTrust, U.S. ...
Private Prison Firms Spend Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Acquiring Other Companies by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis A fact sheet compiled by In the Public Interest (ITPI), a public policy research organization, indicates that Corrections Corporation of America – CCA, now known as CoreCivic – and the GEO Group, the ...
ACLU - re Private Military and Security Companies, UN Working Group, 2017 Written Statement of the American Civil Liberties Union Before the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries as a Means of Violating Human Rights and Impeding the Exercise of the Right of Peoples to Self Determination ...
HRDC letter in support of Private Prison Information Act of 2017 - July 2017 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS July 11, 2017 The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee U.S. House of Representatives 2187 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Re: H.R. 1980 – Private Prison Information Act of ...
Report Finds Substandard Medical Care in ICE Facilities by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In a July 2016 report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) found that 16 of the 18 immigrant detainees who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody from 2012 to 2015 received substandard medical care, and that ...
Major Measles Outbreak at Detention Center in Arizona by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis An infectious outbreak at an immigration detention facility in Pinal County, Arizona operated by CoreCivic (formerly known as CCA) resulted in over 20 people contracting measles. The outbreak was discovered in May 2016 when one detainee ...
Private Prisons in Oklahoma Prove Costly by Private prisons cost the state of Oklahoma $92.7 million in 2015 alone, and almost $1 billion since 2004. With its prison system currently operating at 122 percent of capacity, the Oklahoma Board of Corrections (OBOC) will need even more private prison bed space, ...
States Wrestle with Prison Privatization by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In 2016, questions were raised in at least three states about the amount of taxpayer money flowing into the coffers of private, for-profit prison companies. Take Colorado, for example. When lawmakers were considering an almost $26 billion state budget ...
New Report Examines “Treatment Industrial Complex” by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna As public and legislative pressure builds to reduce the number of prisoners held in state and federal correctional facilities, the private prison industry has changed gears to offer rehabilitative and treatment services – a shift criticized in a ...
Estate of Dennis Choquette v. Corrections Corporation of America, CO, Complaint, Wrongful Death Diabetes Neglect, 2017 Case 1:17-cv-00060-KLM Document 1 Filed 01/06/17 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 70 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 17-cv-60 ESTATE OF DENNIS CHOQUETTE by and through ...
Senators Emanuel Cleaver and Luis Gutierrez - Letter re Private Prison Campaign Contributions, 2017 EMANUEL CLEAVER, II http: //WWW.HOUSE.GOV/CLEAVER FIFTH DISTRICT, MISSOURI TWITIER.COMIREPCLEAVER FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITIEE FACEBOOK.COM/EMANUELCLEAVER II HOUSING ANO I NSURANCE SUBCOMMITTFE OVERSIGHT ANO IN'IESTIGATIONS SUBCOl.U.llTTEE ([ongr.esg i~ousr itf tlrr !nit.eh §taf.eg nf iRrprr.s.enfatiur.a March 2, 2017 Damon Hininger ...
Estate of Dennis Choquette v. Corrections Corporation of America, CO, Settlement, Wrongful Death Diabetes Neglect, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT and RELEASE ~ This Settlement Agreement and Release (this "Agreement'1 is entered into this2Z day of ~u~s± 2017, between the Colorado Department of Corrections ("CDOC") and the Estate {;Deis Choquette ("Estate"). The ...
The Sentencing Project - Fact Sheet Private Prisons in the United States, 2017 FACT SHEET: PRIVATE PRISONS IN THE UNITED STATES Private Prisons in the United States Private prisons in the United States incarcerated 126,272 people in 2015, representing 8% of the total state and federal prison population. Since 2000, ...
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