private prisons

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

Drug Wars

September 11, 2013
Neil Franklin: Despite opposition from police and prison guard unions, Attorney General Eric Holder won’t go after Colorado and Washington for legalizing marijuana for recreational use