April 2012

April 25, 2012

At Supreme Court, Arizona Leaves Affected Voices at Home: Q & A With Carlos Garcia, Puente Human Rights Advocate – Huffington Post
Jeff Biggers interviews Puente organizer, Carlos Garcia, about the SB1070 Supreme Court hearing.

April 25, 2012

The Arizona Show – Andrew Rosenthal’s The Loyal Opposition, New York Times
Rosenthal reviews Senator Charles Shumer’s congressional hearing on SB1070, including Dennis DeConcini’s hypocritical testimony against SB1070.

April 24, 2012

Private Prison Coporations are Slave Traders – The Black Agenda Report
Crime has been going down for nearly a generation, and the states have finally put the brakes on prison growth in response to the fiscal crunch. But Wall Street prison profiteers see the crisis as an opportunity. The Corrections Corporation of America has offered to buy nearly all the nation’s state prisons. “To ensure their profitability, the corporation insists that it be guaranteed that the prisons be kept at least 90 percent full.”

April 23, 2012

Immigrant Rights Groups Want DeConcini Out of CCA, Private Prison Industry – The Tucson Weekly
Mari Herreras reports on our campaign’s demand for accountability from Dennis DeConcini.

April 11, 2012

Punishments and Profits: Immigration Detention– Faultlines, Al Jazeera English
Fault Lines travels to Texas and Florida to investigate the business of immigrant detention in the US and to find out how a handful of companies have managed to shape US immigration laws.

April 9, 2012

How are ALEC Laws Undermining Our Democracy?– Huffington Post
Columist Marvin Meadors details the history of the American Legislative Exchange Council and explains how ALEC’s model legislation has been instrumental in the explosive growth of the prison population.

April 8, 2012

Doubts Plague New Hampshire Plan to Privatize Prisons – Concord Monitor
While state officials in New Hampshire consider bids from CCA and three other companies to private the state prison system, advocates are raising concerns over the treatment of employees, prisoner abuse, poor safety records and unscrupulous practices in private correctional facilities.

April 6, 2012

Jump Off the Private Prison Bandwagon – National Law Journal
Columbia Law professor Vivian Berger argues that private prisons are inherently flawed due to the profit motive at the heart of the industry that inevitably leads to profiteering and disregard for inmate safety.

April 4, 2012

Arizona’s Private Prisons: A Bad Bargain – The Nation
As prison privatization continues unabated in Arizona, driven in part by the political interventions of CCA and its competitors, the state seeks new ways to reduce transparency and accountability.

April 1, 2012

Can Privatization Kill? – New York Times
As governments worldwide rely more heavily on private contractors to conduct immigration enforcement functions, more and more people are subject to the “misconduct, violence and abuse” systematically perpetrated by companies like CCA.


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