Joey Peters

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Private Prisons: Public Safety v. Profit Motive

The announcement by the Justice Department in August 2016 that it would phase out the use of private prisons came as a surprise to many, but was …

Are for-profit prisons more dangerous than traditional prisons?

From alleged mistreatment of prisoners to questionable lobbying intentions, private prisons have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons …

Violence, Abuse, and Death at For-Profit Prisons: A GEO Group Rap Sheet

This week CMD launched a new web resource, OutsourcingAmericaExposed, where we will detail the privatizers and profiteers selling out our democracy. …

Private Prisons Are the Problem, Not the Solution

For the past two years, the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center have been investigating and exposing a horrifying pattern of abuse against …

Racial tensions halt discussion on southwestern Minnesota private...

Protesters frequently interrupted as western Minnesotans testified in favor of reopening a private prison in Appleton. The interruptions forced the …

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Here's the latest evidence of how private prisons are exploiting inmates for profit

Canon

For-Profit Prisons: 8 Statistics That Show the Problems

As private prisons become the norm in the United States, it’s time society takes a look at the institution and asks, “Are prisons really being used …

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Private operator ‘puts profits first’

The Howard League for Penal Reform has accused independent prison<br>company Premier Prisons of putting profits before the safety and<br>welfare of young …