by Mónica Novoa Tuesday, June 26 2012, 9:18 AM EST Reposted from Colorlines.org Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold the “show me your papers” provision in the case of Arizona v. the United States leaves Latinos and people of color in the state — and any other state where a similar law might spring up … Continue reading
Cuéntame has released a powerful twelve part documentary on the private prison industry and detention. From Cuéntame‘s website: “Immigrants For Sale is a ground-breaking online documentary series that goes inside the private immigrant detention industry, through the lens of those most impacted, the players behind the trade and the multi-billion dollar profits that fuel it … Continue reading
Check out this informative video on the private prison industry from Al Jazeera English’s Faultines: Punishment and Profits: Immigration Detention – Fault Lines – Al Jazeera English. Immigration is a key issue in the US presidential election, with the Republican candidates trying to demonstrate their tough stance on undocumented immigrants. But under the Obama administration, … Continue reading
Tell CCA that we stand behind immigrant families and against profiteering practices that separate them. Take action to urge former Senator Dennis DeConcini to resign from the Board of Directors of the Corrections Corporation of America and denounce the company! Sign the petition here.
This excellent video from Cuéntame describes the relationship between the private prison industry, the American Legislative Exchange Council and anti-immigrant legislation.
In January, Corazón de Tucson released a report on the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), focusing in particular on the company’s actions and impact in the state of Arizona. The report reveals that CCA recklessly pursues profit while exacting an enormous toll on inmates, their families and the public as a whole. The report’s findings are … Continue reading