In a stinging dissent, Bernette Johnson calls her colleagues' decision to uphold the verdict “outrageous” and “ridiculous.”
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.
His mother, claiming he was beaten to death by jailers, has turned to the media in calling for justice. She has the backing of the Public Justice Foundation, which cites the Solis case and the infamous Sandra Bland death in demanding an investigation of all Texas jails.
Condemned inmate Dennis McGuire had to undergo "air hunger" before being put to death Thursday, his family and attorney allege.
Louisiana has assailed its residents to a level unequal to any other state, entering the new year with another signature No. 1 ranking in lockups. It has created a system more efficient and despondent than state run prisons or regular privatization. The costs are low, profits high and human life is a commodity that allows the market to keep growing.Louisiana has created a system more efficient and despondent than state run prisons or regular privatization.
The poor, stripped of legal protection, have become fodder for a system of mass incarceration that serves corporate greed rather than justice. Debbie Bourne, a mother of two, is to the prison-industrial complex not a person but a commodity.The poor have become fodder for a system of mass incarceration that serves corporate greed rather than justice. Debbie Bourne is to the prison-industrial complex not a person but a commodity.
The for-profit prison industry, which is expanding across the nation, has blunted prison reform, stymied repeal of our draconian drug laws and successfully lobbied for harsher and harsher detention policies. Mass incarceration is increasingly about corporate profit, not justice. The for-profit prison industry has blunted prison reform, stymied repeal of draconian drug laws and successfully lobbied for ever-harsher detention policies.