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California Lawmakers Passed a Bill Banning Private Prisons

October 15, 2019

Activist Amani Sawari talks about what the impact on people in private prisons and immigration detention centers will be if Governor Gavin Newsom signs AB32, which would phase out private prisons by 2028.

Take the Money Out of Prison Slavery

Take the Money Out of Prison Slavery

December 18, 2018

Activists and students continue a national divestment movement to stop the corporate funding of private prisons. Sylvester Owino, a Kenyan immigrant, spent 10 years in an immigrant detention center while his case bounced between the lower and higher courts. Owino and other activists talk about the private prison divestment movement and abuses in the transporting…

Rattling the Bars: Stopping Corporate Exploitation in Prisons

Rattling the Bars: Stopping Corporate Exploitation in Prisons

December 5, 2018
Eddie Conway talks with Bianca Tylek, found of the Corrections Accountability Corporation about thousands of corporations funding private prisons and immigration detention centers and what citizens can do about it.

Immigration Reform

March 8, 2017
Immigrants rights activist Reyna Montoya says the administration’s proposal to warehouse women and their children in private prisons after separating them at the border won’t address the roots of mass migration

Rattling the Bars

March 7, 2017
The case could open up a pandora’s box of challenges against constitutional provisions for exploiting prison labor, says Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford

Rattling the Bars: Trump and Private Prison-Profiteering

February 28, 2017

The security and surveillance industries will be the main beneficiaries of the administration’s policies that target vulnerable populations, says professor Kim Wilson

DOJ Ending Use of Private Prisons: Will Decarceration Follow?

August 18, 2016

Truthout’s Maya Schenwar says the announcement won’t affect federal immigration detention centers or state prisons

Report: Obama Admin Paid Private Prisons $1 Billion to Detain Asylum Seekers

August 17, 2016

The push to warehouse asylum-seeking women and children in a private facility as a deterrent violates US obligations to international law, says Mark Fleming of the National Immigrant Justice Center

Gaddafi and Libya

March 20, 2014
Vijay Prashad: Libyan politics characterized by instability and the lack of commitment to bolster civil society and protect minority rights