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ACLU | Private Prisons Eat Our Humanity

May 12, 2014

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Private Prisons Eat Our Humanity Private Prisons By Reverend Edwin C. Sanders II, Senior Servant and Founder, Metropolitan Interdenominational Church at 2:30pm __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Somebody figured out, once again, how to build a machine that can quantify the life of an African-American man and make money off him. They figured out how to use the value […]

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ACLU | How to Starve the For-Profit Prison Beast

April 27, 2014

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How to Starve the For-Profit Prison Beast Overincarceration By Justin Jones, Former Director, Oklahoma Department of Corrections at 3:27pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I know some private prison lobbyists who would love it if you were found with a cell phone. Assuming, of course, that you’re already locked in one of the prisons their clients operate in Oklahoma. […]

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ACLU | Meet the Prison Phone Company Profiting Off Love

October 5, 2013

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Private Prisons Meet the Prison Phone Company Profiting Off Love By Jesse Lava, Campaign Director, Beyond Bars & Sarah Solon, Communications Strategist, ACLU at 10:57am ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ While the two of us were writing this blog post, we called each other twice. Our organizations—the ACLU and Brave New Foundation—paid for the calls via flat monthly payments […]

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ACLU | CCA At It Again: Held in Contempt for Understaffing Prison and Lying About It

September 17, 2013

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09/17/2013 Private Prisons CCA At It Again: Held in Contempt for Understaffing Prison and Lying About It By Stephen Pevar, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU & Carl Takei, ACLU National Prison Project at 2:46pm _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Yesterday, a federal judge in Idaho issued a scathing decision finding the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) in contempt of court […]

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Letter To ACLU And Federal Prison Lawsuit Filed Today | “I Was Raped at East Mississippi Correctional Facility”

May 30, 2013

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Private Prisons I Was Raped at East Mississippi Correctional Facility By Anonymous Prisoner, East Mississippi Correctional Facility at 2:20pm _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ My name is ______ and I am 23 years old and although my past criminal record isn’t at its best, at heart I’m still a great kid! After being locked up for about six months, […]

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Kanye West, “New Slaves” and a Long Tradition of Locking People Up for Profit

May 25, 2013

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Private Prisons Kanye West, “New Slaves” and a Long Tradition of Locking People Up for Profit By Carl Takei, ACLU National Prison Project at 12:19pm This was cross posted to The Huffington Post. Projecting his latest music video onto the sides of 66 buildings around the world over the weekend, Kanye West debuted his new […]

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Crooked Judges Like In Leon County Kangaroo Court | Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. Sentenced To 28 Years In Prison For “Selling” Kids To Private Prisons

May 3, 2013

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Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for “Selling” Kids to Private Prisons Mark Ciavarella Jr. (AP Photo) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Accused of perpetrating a “profound evil,” former Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for illegally accepting money from a juvenile-prison developer while he spent years incarcerating thousands of young […]

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