Prisons pad their bottom lines by forcing states to guarantee beds are filled. Is it any wonder we incarcerate more citizens than other countries?
The ACLU has a deeply disturbing report about deteriorating conditions in Ohio prisons after Corrections Corporation of America took over. This is what privatization looks like: CCA took control of Lake Erie Correctional Facility on January
Gawker released over 950 pages of documents relating to Bain Capital and Mitt Romney's investments, mostly for the years 2008-2010. While I haven't gone through even a fraction of them yet, one entity leaped out at me -- Brookside Capital Partners
Join LA CAN, Occupy the Hood, Occupy Skid Row and Occupy Los Angeles at Wilshire/Hope (626 Wilshire Blvd.) at 8:30pm tonight to fight gentrification and the corrupt practices of the lobby group Central City Association. BRING TENT.
Even though crime rates in American have either stabilized or gone down, the incarceration rate (especially for people who are in this country illegally) has gone up - way up. (As this video points out, more people are being incarcerated on
Rachel Maddow followed up with KPHO's Morgan Loew on Arizona's private prison industry and on the sponsor of SB1070, Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce, who'