Privatization of Criminal Justice
While the nation’s unprecedented rate of imprisonment deprives individuals of freedom, wrests loved ones from their families, and drains the resources of governments, communities, and taxpayers, the private prison industry reaps lucrative rewards. As the public good suffers from mass incarceration, private prison companies obtain more and more government dollars, and private prison executives at the leading companies rake in enormous compensation packages. Private prison companies essentially admit that their business model depends on locking up more and more people. The American economy should not include locking people in cages for profit.
Trial Begins in Lawsuit Against Mississippi Department of Corrections Over Years of Unconstitutional Conditions at Privately Operated PrisonNews/Press ReleaseMarch 5, 2018
- ReportFebruary 21, 2018
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyJanuary 26, 2018
- News/Press ReleaseDecember 11, 2017
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyNovember 7, 2017
- News/Press ReleaseMay 11, 2017