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Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Filed under: Cost of Prison Systems
New Study Indicates Annual Cost of Incarceration Exceeds $1 Trillion by Audry Spade by Audry Spade A new research study has estimated the total cost of incarceration in the United States has surged to a staggering $1 trillion per year – 11 times the $80 billion spent annually on corrections ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Study: Prison Spending Grew at Three Times the Rate of Education Spending over Last Three Decades by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton A July 2016 report by the U.S. Department of Education found that spending on prisons and jails nationwide outpaced what public officials spent on education at a rate ...
Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Obama Publishes Commentary on Criminal Justice Reform in Harvard Law Review by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Barack Obama made history by becoming the first president to contribute to legal scholarship by having an article published in a law journal while in office. The article, titled “The President’s Role in ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Eleventh Circuit: Florida Prisoners Must be Provided Kosher Meals by David Reutter by David Reutter The Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) must provide prisoners with the option of receiving kosher meals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held in affirming a district court’s grant of summary judgment and a permanent ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Louisiana Corrections Secretary: More Private Prisons Won’t Save Money by Privatizing more prisons will not save Louisiana money now or in the long run, according to the state’s Public Safety and Corrections Secretary, Jimmy LeBlanc. LeBlanc is opposed to House Concurrent Resolution 30, proposed by state Rep. Jack McFarland, which ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Compensation for Wrongful Convictions in Massachusetts Not Easily Obtained by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Kevin O'Loughlin was wrongfully convicted of raping an 11-year-old girl in 1983. He spent almost four years in prison, where he endured multiple assaults – all for a crime he did not commit. Then a ...
Correctional Health Report Suppressed by Bush Administration Finally Released by A "prophetic" U.S. Surgeon General's report that warned of a coming crisis with mentally ill prisoners and prison health care in general, suppressed by the Bush administration, was only released in mid-2016. The 2006 document, titled “The Surgeon General: Call ...
Electronic Monitoring Becomes More Widespread, but Problems Persist by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna, Christopher Zoukis The use of wearable electronic tracking devices for defendants and people on community supervision has risen sharply over the past decade. Cash-strapped municipalities like the reduced cost, which is much lower than a prison ...
Mississippi Closes Troubled Former Youth Prison by Citing budgetary cuts, the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) finally closed the troubled, privately-operated Walnut Grove Correctional Facility (WGCF) on September 15, 2016. As previously reported in PLN, Walnut Grove had been under a federal consent decree since 2012 over allegations of guards ...
Publication • August 2, 2017
Vera Institute of Justice - The Prison Paradox, 2017 Vera Evidence Brief For the Record The Prison Paradox: More Incarceration Will Not Make Us Safer Don Stemen, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University Chicago; Member, Vera Research Advisory Board July 2017 Summary* to property crime. Research consistently shows ...
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 ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Ohio Closes Prison Farms, Auctions Equipment, Plans to Sell Farmland by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On April 13, 2016, Gary Mohr, Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), announced plans to phase out farming operations at all ten of the state’s prison farms, and sell around ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Local Entities Tax-Exempt Bonds for Facilities to House Federal Prisoners under IRS Review by David Reutter by David M. Reutter The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is auditing dozens of tax-exempt bond-financed jail deals. The audits are looking into whether the bonds are no longer tax-exempt and are taxable private-activity bonds. ...
States Use Medicaid Expansion under Obamacare to Lower Prison Healthcare Costs, Reduce Recidivism by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Despite constant backlash against the Affordable Care Acts (ACA), states across the country are depending on the federal legislation to not only reduce healthcare costs for prisoners and parolees, but also ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Report Decries Human and Financial Cost of Flawed California Prosecutions by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna "We ignore flaws with the system at our own peril." Thus do the authors of "Criminal (In)justice: A Cost Analysis of Wrongful Convictions, Errors, and Failed Prosecutions in California's Criminal Justice System," summarize the ...
Urban Institute - A Matter of Time, Executive Summary, 2017 JUSTICE POLICY CENTER A Matter of Time The Causes and Consequences of Rising Time Served in America’s Prisons Leigh Courtney, Sarah Eppler-Epstein, Elizabeth Pelletier, Ryan King, and Serena Lei July 2017 This document is the executive summary for the feature ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
George Soros’ Quiet Overhaul of the U.S. Justice System by Scott Bland Progressives have zeroed in on electing prosecutors as an avenue for criminal justice reform, and the billionaire financier is providing the cash to make it happen. by Scott Bland, Politico While America's political kingmakers inject their millions into ...
“Deal with the Devil” Turning on Mississippi Counties by David Reutter by David Reutter As mass incarceration in the United States grew between 1990 and 2005, many lawmakers decided to ride the wave of “tough on crime” rhetoric by building new correctional facilities to house the increasing number of people ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
New York DOCCS Has Paid $10 Million to Prisoners Beaten by Guards Over Five-year Period by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Widespread abuse by prison guards across New York State has led to at least 175 monetary awards to prisoners from 2010 to 2015 totaling around $10 million, a newspaper ...
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