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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 M. Reutter by David M. 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 ...
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 ...
Publication • June 15, 2017
Juvenile Law Center - Debtors' Prison for Kids, 2016 DEBTORS’ PRISON FOR KIDS? The High Cost of Fines and Fees in the Juvenile Justice System Authored by Jessica Feierman with Naomi Goldstein, Emily Haney-Caron, Jaymes Fairfax Columbo 2016 DEBTORS’ PRISON FOR KIDS? The High Cost of Fines and Fees in ...
Publication • June 15, 2017
Prison Policy Initiatice - Detaining the Poor, 2016 DETAINING Ill :::c I- PIRlllSIOIN POLICY INITIATIVE i MAY 2016 ABOUT THE AUTHORS Bernadette Rabuy is the Senior Policy Analyst at the Prison Policy Initiative. Bernadette produced the first comprehensive national report on the video visitation industry, Screening Out Family Time: The ...
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, ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Texas Leads the Nation in Exonerations, Costing More than $93 Million by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis On March 13, 1997, 41-year-old Dahn Clary, Jr. of Texarkana, Texas was arrested and charged with the aggravated sexual assault of his best friend’s 11-year-old son. The boy told his father and police ...
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 ...
America's Private-Prison Industry Has Always Been All Right by Rick Paulas President Donald Trump has restored consumer confidence in private prisons—but they were never in danger of failing to begin with. by Rick Paulas For the country's largest private prison corporation, the last six months at the stock market have ...
Article • May 10, 2017
How Our User-Pay Justice System Drives Mass Incarceration by Jon Wool by Jon Wool (Director, Vera Institute of Justice New Orleans Office) A few years ago, when the district attorney in New Orleans proposed shifting misdemeanor marijuana cases from the state court to the municipal court, the state court judges ...
Publication • May 8, 2017
GAO - Prisoner Labor, 1993 I ----------i t l11ikd St at.<"s Ge1wral A<·cmrnt in~ Of'f1<'e GAO l{eport to the llonorablc 1Tarry Flcid, lJ.S. Senate PRISONER LABOR Perspectives on Paying the Federal Minimum Wage GAO/G<i D-H:l-H8 .--------·-; GAO United States General Accounting Offtce Washington, D.C. 201548 General Government Division B-253226 May20, ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
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Bonds Used to Finance Private Prisons, Jails Turn into Junk by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The promise of safe, humane and less costly prisons has been used for decades by the private prison industry to sell its products. As prison populations skyrocketed, local, state and federal governments became convinced ...
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