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By now everyone has heard of the 2-day-long uprising at a Texas prison housing "detained immigrants." If not, here's an article describing the situation . Here's a long quote from the article. ...
by Old Redneck
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 04:12 PM PST with 43 Recommends
Two years ago California voters passed Prop 36 , which did away with 3 strikes laws for non-violent criminals. This means that if someone is ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 11:12 AM PST with 40 Recommends
Individuals incarcerated at a Texas facility have communicated that they will be fasting on Friday in solidarity with family members impacted by incarceration who have organized a rally on the state ...
by FlyRock
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 08:19 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Big-time corruption in Mississippi's private prison business. Yesterday Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps abruptly resigned. Today he ...
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 01:13 PM PST with 64 Recommends
DIBOLL, TX (KTRK) -- Sunday, July 20, 2014 The ceiling of a building at a correctional center in Diboll collapsed Saturday, injuring more than a dozen offenders.
by FarWestGirl
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 07:34 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Thousands of immigrants are locked up in a shadow private prison system as a result of the criminalization of immigration over the past decade, according to a recent report by the American Civil ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Jul 13, 2014 at 08:09 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
In his best-selling book “Capital in the 21st Century,” French economist Thomas Piketty identifies privatization as one of the causes of global inequality. Indeed, the sell-off of public ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Capitalism. Almost exclusively the province of white males. Blacks, other nonwhites, women, not allowed, although Carlos Slim Helú, Mexican, estimated net worth of $71.2 billion, with a scattering ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat May 03, 2014 at 12:33 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Stephanie Wilson was walking out of a ritzy Saks store in New York a few years ago with a brand-new, overpriced handbag, when she noticed a handwritten note in the bottom of the bag. The note, ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu May 01, 2014 at 02:15 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
At Alternet, Aaron Cantú writes Inside the Private Prison Industry's Alarming Spread Across America :
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 60 comments on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 08:30 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
Have a pharmacy supply company. Contract to provide medical care to inmates. Claim they have diseases they don't. Sell loads of expensive drugs for healthy inmates. $$$Profit$$$
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 12:25 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
The FBI is stepping in to take over a long delayed state of Idaho investigation of C.C.A. (Corrections Corporation of America the largest private prison operator in the U.S.) for its shoddy and ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 63 comments on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 01:09 PM PST with 120 Recommends
We reviled the Germans and the Japanese in WWII for a lot of reasons, one of which was their use of slave labor to fuel their war machine. Today, the U.S. military depends heavily on prison labor to ...
by thefarleftside
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Because of its role as a major source of contracts, the federal government has the ability to play an important positive role in raising labor standards and practices throughout the economy. FDR , ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 82 comments on Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 03:18 PM PST with 109 Recommends
The right-wing equating Obamacare with slavery is moronic in the extreme. "And it is in a way, it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 10:58 AM PST with 10 Recommends
We think of Vermont as a sort of southern Canada, a land of gorgeous, natural vistas, crisp mountain air, and generous socialist values where nothing ever goes wrong. But it turns out the Green ...
by appalachia
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 03:28 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Keep in mind "austerity" hasn't even begun. 10 Ways America Has Come to Resemble a Banana Republic In the post-New Deal America of the 1950s and '60s, the idea of the United States becoming a ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 125 comments on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 07:13 AM PDT with 268 Recommends
The number of people detained in for-profit prisons ...
by ColorOfChange
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 11:56 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
From [http://progressivepopulist.blogspot.com/2013/08/editorial-bust-privatizers.html The Progressive Populist] Attorney General Eric Holder is on the right track with his order for federal ...
by jcullen
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 01:13 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
I don’t want to present myself as some sort of singular figure. I think part of what is different is the times. I do think that, for example, the 1980 election was different. I think Ronald ...
by ShockandAwed
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 02:57 PM PDT with 12 Recommends