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Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Prison Labor
New York Prisoner Attempts to Retire from His Prison Job by Franklin Correctional Facility prisoner ibn Kenyatta, serving time for the 1974 murder of a police officer, has long professed his innocence and refused to attend parole hearings despite being eligible since 1989. The elderly prisoner has no desire to ...
FAMM - Using Time to Reduce Crime, 2017 USING TIME TO REDUCE CRIME: Federal Prisoner Survey Results Show Ways to Reduce Recidivism By Kevin Ring and Molly Gill JUNE 2017 AUTHORS Kevin A. Ring President Families Against Mandatory Minimums Molly Gill Director of Federal Legislative Affairs Families Against Mandatory Minimums ...
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 ...
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, ...
Publication • May 8, 2017
Office of the Washington State Auditor - Correctional Industries Planning, Pricing and Market Share, 2017 Office of the Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy Performance Audit Correctional Industries: Planning, pricing and market share May 4, 2017 In Washington, about one-third of all inmates released will reoffend or violate conditions of their ...
Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic - Imprisoned Justice, Penn State Law, 2017 IMPRISONED JUSTICE: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers May 2017 PHOTO CREDIT: TOP PHOTO: STEVEN RUBIN; BOTTOM PHOTOS: STEVE PAVEY Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers 1 “SEGREGATION IS LIKE HELL. ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Stipulated Order Desegregates Arizona Prisons; $195,000 in Attorney Fees Awarded by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke Decades after prisons in the Deep South were desegregated by the federal courts, a federal judge has approved a stipulated order desegregating housing and job assignments in Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) facilities. The ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
UNICOR’s Manufacture of Defective Military Helmets Criticized by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report in August 2016 that was sharply critical of ArmorSource LLC and its subcontractor, Federal Prison Industries (FPI), better known as UNICOR, ...
Article • April 26, 2017
BOP Settles Prisoner Retaliation Claim for $7,350 by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Bureau of Prisons settled a claim of retaliation brought by prisoner Kevin L. Shehee for $7,350.00 in December 2000. Shehee was serving a 262-month sentence at Federal Correctional Institution Manchester, Kentucky when he filed his 42 ...
Immigration Detention Company Splurges on Lobbying Under Trump by Erin Rosa by Erin Rosa One of the country&rsquo;s largest immigration jailers and private prison companies spent $420,000 lobbying the Justice Department and federal lawmakers during the first three months of 2017, more than half of what they spent last year ...
Article • April 5, 2017
New Law Addresses Imported Fish Caught by Slaves, Ignores U.S. Prisoner Labor by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna A law passed by in 2016 by Congress and signed by the President, the Port State Measures Agreement, prohibits the importation of fish caught using slave labor. U.S. Secretary of State John ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
California Prisoners Provide Cheap Labor to Fight Dangerous Wildfires by Joe Watson by Joe Watson As a five-year drought has turned California into a tinderbox, wildfires are being fought with the help of a decades-old program that supplies cheap prison labor. Proponents of statewide prison firefighting crews &ndash; including many ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
Braham v. Lantz, CT, Settlement Agreement, inmate fired from job in retaliation for filing grievances, 2014 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT MICHAEL BRAHAM, Plaintiff, : CIVIL ACTION NO. VS. : 3:08CVI564(DEW) THERESA LANTZ, ET AL. Defendants. RELEASE OF LIABILITY AS TO DEFENDANTS KNOW ALL BY THESE PRESENTS that ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Despite Lack of State License, ICE Family Detention Center Continues Operating by In 2015, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PDHS) issued a statement saying it &ldquo;believes that the current use of the Berks County Residential Center (BCRC) as a family residential center is inconsistent with its current license as ...
The Private Prison Primer: Stolen shoes and the Kingman riots by By Beryl Lipton, MuckRock Part 1 - Taking a look inside the black hole of prisoner grievances, and the lessons learned too late During the years it was operated by the private&nbsp;Management and Training Corporation, the &ldquo;property&rdquo; grievance was ...
Article • February 8, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Massachusetts Sheriff Offers Prisoner Labor to Build Trump’s Border Wall by A Massachusetts sheriff made a personal offer to President Donald Trump shortly before Inauguration Day that drew swift condemnation from civil rights advocates. On January 5, 2017, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, a Republican, announced that he would make ...
Hawaii Warden Subjected Female Prisoners to “Shame Therapy” by The head of the Kauai Community Correctional Center (KCCC) came under fire after admitting he had humiliated female prisoners by showing them sexually-oriented films in an attempt to administer &ldquo;shame therapy.&rdquo; Warden Neal Wagatsuma denied he had shown porno&shy;graphy to the ...
Continued Need for Prison and Criminal Justice Reforms by Advocates for prisoners&rsquo; rights and criminal justice reform have never forgotten the September 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York, which resulted in the deaths of 33 prisoners and 10 employees. The institutionalized brutality at Attica, which led ...
PLN Goes Undercover to Bust CCA Employees’ Misuse of Prisoner Labor by When PLN managing editor Alex Friedmann received a letter from a prisoner at the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility in Nashville, Tennessee, a jail operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA, which recently changed its name to CoreCivic), he ...
Publication • December 30, 2016
Cell Taught, Self Taught - The Chicano Movement Behind Bars, Chase, 2015 589949 research-article2015 JUHXXX10.1177/0096144215589949Journal of Urban HistoryChase Special Section: Urban America and the Carceral State Cell Taught, Self Taught: The Chicano Movement Behind Bars Urban Chicanos, Rural Prisons, and the Prisoners’ Rights Movement Journal of Urban History 2015, Vol. ...
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