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Immigrant Detainees Subjected to Forced Labor in Private Prisons, Lawsuit Claims

The class-action suit also alleges Immigration and Customs Enforcement played a part in violating anti-slavery laws.

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Private Prisons Expect Surging Profits During the Trump Administration

People invested in the prison industry are set to get even richer off the mass incarceration of minority and low-income people when Donald Trump and the tough-on-crime nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, take control of the federal justice system.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 READ MORE


‘On Contact’ With Chris Hedges: Halfway to Freedom With Stanley Cohen

On this week’s episode, the Truthdig columnist discusses the business of privately run halfway houses with the prominent civil rights attorney.

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Private-Prison Executive Predicts More Profits, Downplays Criminal Justice Reform

A senior executive with the second-largest for-profit prison company in America told investment bankers last summer that, talk of drug policy and criminal justice reform notwithstanding, the United States will continue to “attract crime,” generating new “correctional needs.”

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John Oliver: ‘Our Drug Laws Seem a Little Draconian and a Lot Racist’

Clocking in at nearly 18 minutes, Oliver’s recent segment on the broken prison system could be one of his most inspired rants yet. This time, the “Last Week Tonight” host even got the help of America’s favorite Muppets to drive home his incredibly important point.

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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