On one side, prison profiteers. On the other…

AdvoCare, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union – National Prison Project, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, Center on Policy Initiatives, Communications Workers of America, Detention Watch Network, Enlance, Grassroots Leadership, Human Rights Defense Center, In The Public Interest, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, International CURE, Justice Policy Institute, Justice Strategies, Marijuana Policy Project, NAACP, National Employment Law Project, Private Corrections Institute, Private Corrections Working Group, The Sentencing Project, Service Employees International Union, Southern Center for Human Rights, Southern Poverty Law Center, Southern Region, Workers United, Service Employees International Union, Youth Transformation Center, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Plus: the United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society, the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ/Justice and Witness Ministries and the Presbyterian Criminal Justice Network, among others.

All these organizations are calling for states to turn down the poisonous offer of Corrections Corporation of America to buy their prisons in exchange for guaranteeing 20 years of 90% capacity.

ACLU has the story and the letters

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2 Responses to On one side, prison profiteers. On the other…

  1. More good news out of Washinton. Rep. Norm Dicks is retiring. He voted against legislation that would have forbidden the DOJ to use any of its funds to interfere in the implementation of state-level mmj laws.

    Would be great to replace him with someone more in tune with the wishes of Washington residents!


  2. Rick Steeb says:

    As bizarre and chilling a dystopia as depicted in “Soylent Green” is realized when privatized prisons are marketed.

    The very concept is blood-curdling.

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